Culm erect, 12-20 m tall by 8-13 cm DBH, with drooping tops. Internode 30-55 cm long, covered with gray white down when young and a circle of gray white to yellow brown down below the nodes. The branches present a high branching, with numerous branches and developed dominant branches. Sheath early deciduous, with the sheath blades erect. Leaves large 20-45 cm long by 3-7 cm wide.
Dendrocalamus hamiltonii grows in Xishuangbanna, Pu'er and Lincang of Yunnan, and is also distributed in India, Burma Laos, Bhutan and Nepal, successfully introduced and cultivated in Chongqing, Sichuan, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan.
Shooting time: July to September.
Florescence time: December to March of the following year.
Fruit period: February to March.
Dendroclamus hamiltonii shoot is the same as that of D. Brandisii, sweet and edible raw. The bamboo are good for food and timber, used for paper pulp, construction and farm tools.