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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:18 pm 
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So found this in a guys yard in Gulf breeze zone 9B. Did not know what it was, said he bought from BooGorYou. So I took pictures to them and he could not identify either. Did very well through winter here. Wondering if it might be Sunburst or Asian lemon. I will put a few more pictures up.


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:20 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:22 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:23 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:25 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:43 am 
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I'm not overly familiar with the more tropical bamboos but it could be Bambusa multiplex 'alphonse karr'


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:13 pm 
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Nicholas, I considered it, but this seems to have very few branches on lower 1/3rd and the combs or shoots are already getting bigger than most Alphonse Karr. Anyone else with a guess.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:20 pm 
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I think lack of lower branches might rule out Asian Lemon.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:45 pm 
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I'll suggest what I think it is not, I have A Karr, B eutuldoides Virdivittata, and B pervariabilis Viridistriata and it does not remind me of any of those. I also have B dolichomerithalla Stripe and it does not quite look like that but mine is young and may betray form so don't rule that out.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:06 pm 
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Thanks for the input guys. I would to find out what it is so I can grow some as it is a beautiful specimen. This gentleman had a clump of 30 ft Oldhami that got destroyed by the the winter, but this held up just great.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:17 pm 
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Find it ironic that even the bamboo specialist at (Boo For You) who sold it to him could not identify exactly which species it was when I showed him the pictures. Makes me wonder if he sold him something that he normally doesn’t carry.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:32 am 
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My guess is Sunburst, but I am not 100% sure.


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