Invasive Species Compendium

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Ten species of more common exotic bamboos in the landscape in Brazil.


While in Brazil there are more than 230 native species, bamboos most commonly found in cultivation are exotic, probably introduced into the country by the Portuguese and Japanese immigrants. The similarity between the vegetative aspect of the species has led to naming errors, and therefore one of the goals of this work is to provide enough subsidies for the correct identification of the ten most common cultivated species in this country.