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Traveling up I finally saw my first true bamboo in Peru (up till then it was various segmented grasses and Carizo, which is used for roofs). This is a Chusquea type native to South America, usually climbing bamboos that use the forest to support them, and that way reach quite tall (but would flop on their own). The most popular is Chusquea Coleau (I have a couple at my house). I think this is a bit different though, Here we are at around 9000 to 10,000 feet!