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Golden Bamboo

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Golden bamboo -
Golden bamboo, plant stems - Photo by Chuck Bargeron; University of Georgia
Scientific Name: 
Phyllostachys aurea Carrière ex Rivière & C. Rivière (ITIS)
Common Name: 
Golden bamboo, fishpole bamboo, walking stick bamboo
Native To: 
Date of U.S. Introduction: 
Means of Introduction: 
Introduced as an ornamental (Gucker 2009)
Forms dense monospecific stands that displace native species (Gucker 2009)

Distribution / Maps / Survey Status

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Provides state, county, point and GIS data. Maps can be downloaded and shared.


University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Selected Resources

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Council or Task Force
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Galveston Bay Estuary Program; Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).

Centre for Invasive Species Solutions; Atlas of Living Australia; Australian Government. Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

Federal Government
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.

USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.

International Government
State and Local Government

Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Forest Service.

See also: Invasive Plants and Insects Fact Sheets for additional species to help control invasive species in Maryland
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Forest Service.
See also: Forest Health Publications for more Invasive Species Leaflets

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

See also: Invasive Plant Fact Sheets for plant species (trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and aquatic plants) that have impacted the state's natural lands


Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Clemson University Cooperative Extension. Home and Garden Information Center.
Pennsylvania State University. Pennsylvania Sea Grant.
See also: Aquatic Invasive Species: Resources for additional species information

University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.


  • Gucker, C.L. 2009. Phyllostachys aurea. In: Fire Effects Information System. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory.
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Phyllostachys aurea. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].