B a m b o o s c a p e…artistic twist

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Pi´ao Palaoan.  Bambusa vulgaris:  a hollow stemmed grass native to Asia and presently the most common bamboo on Guam.  Introduced to Guam from the Philippines and now an invasive species of ravine habitats.  Uses: construction, water vessels, irrigation, edible young shoots.
References:
Stone, Benjamin, C. The Flora of Guam. Micronesica, Vol. 6. Univ. of Guam. 1970.
Raulerson, Lynn & Rinehart, Agnes. Trees and Shrubs of the Northern Mariana Islands. Coastal Resources Management, CNMI. 1991.
Dixon, B., Walker, S., Golabi, M. H., Manner, H. Two probable latte period agricultural sites in northern Guam: Their plants, soils, and interpretations. Micronesica 42(1/2): 209257, 2012.
Invasive Species Definition Clarification and Guidance White Paper Submitted by the Definitions Subcommittee of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) , Approved by ISAC April 27, 2006.  link to Dept. of Interior/invasive species webpage
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