The Asia-Pacific Bamboo District is the largest bamboo area in the world. It is south of New Zealand with a latitude of 42° South, north to 51° north of central Sakhalin, east to Pacific Islands, and west to southwest Indian Ocean. The
There are more than 50 species of bamboo in this area, more than 900 species. There are clustered bamboos and scattered bamboos. The former accounts for about 3/5 and the latter about 2/5. There are about 100 kinds of economic value. The
Major bamboo producing countries include China, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, and Sri Lanka.