Taxonomy

Sasa palmata | Broad-leaved Bamboo

Distribution

Status

Invasiveness

Non-native species - Low risk of Impact

Irish status

Established

Species Biology

Broad environment

Terrestrial

Species group

Plant

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2022

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Further information

The Invasive Species Ireland risk and prioritisation assessment summarised it's risk of impact as low and noted: ‘Sasa palmata is a locally problematic bamboo. Originally planted in gardens, it has spread in places and formed thick stands where nothing else can grow and, in the case of woodlands, regeneration of native species will be impossible. Control is possible but labour intensive. The species is currently not widespread but may be problematic if allowed to spread to ecologically sensitive areas.’

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