I have a bamboo species in my backyard I would like to identify. Its a mid level running bamboo with shoots that hit 1 inch thickness near the base and grows up to 20-25 feet at this time. It has only been planted for a year and a few months so not sure if the shoots will get higher next growing season. There are also about 12 inches between joints on the shoots too. I would also like to say this species grows very well here in Phoenix AZ and with a good watering once a week and twice or more in the hott summer months where the temps are up around 110F+
I am asking about this species to find out if its edible for pets and domesticated animals. Once I identify the species I am hoping i can answer this second set of questions. It links to this reference on this post at Pets StackExchange
Here is a photos of a leaf group and a shoot.