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  Buddha's Belly Bamboo

 

Singapore

Phai nahm tao, the Thai designation for the bamboo species Bambusa ventricosa, translates as calabash bamboo.

 

In English, it is nicknamed Buddha's Belly Bamboo. Both names refer to its bulbous culms (fig.).

 

  Buddha's Belly Bamboo