Bambusa blumeana. Authority, Schult.f. Family, Liliopsida:Commelinidae: Cyperales:Gramineae. Synonyms, Spiny bamboo, thorny bamboo, Bambu duri. This is the most important bamboo in the Philippines for providing material for construction etc. It has long been cultivated on a local scale but is now also grown. Bambusa blumeana Schult. f. Show All Show Tabs. General Information. Symbol: BABL2. Group: Monocot. Family: Poaceae. Duration: Perennial. Growth Habit.

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For handicraft purposes, 1-year-old culms can be taken. Runners send underground rhizomes to produce shoots several metres from the parent plant. New shoots emerge during the rainy season and can be harvested for food after 7 – 15 days[ ].

They are sold in various processed shapes, and are available in fresh, dried, and canned versions. Member feedback about List of common trees and shrubs of Sri Lanka: The fibre dimensions are: Fibre length increases from the 2nd to the 18th internode, after which it decreases. Air drying in sheds takes babmusa months, kiln drying weeks, depending on required moisture content and drying conditions.

It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 1, – 4,mm, but tolerates 1, – 5,mm[ ]. Germplasm collection of B.


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In the Philippines it was probably introduced in prehistoric times and can be found throughout the settled areas at low and medium altitudes. Indomalaya ecozone flora Revolvy Brain revolvybrain.

This makes them bambuea of the fastest-growing species in the world[K ]. For handicraft purposes, 1-year-old culms can be taken. Germination usually takes place fairly quickly so long as the seed is of good quality, though it can take 3 – 6 months. Each plant produces a number of new stems annually – these stems grow to their maximum height in their first year of growth, subsequent growth in the bmbusa being limited to the production of new side branches and leaves.

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Per ha, about 9t pulp for paper can be produced per year. Plants grow best on heavier, fertile soils[ ].

Spiny bamboo flowers very rarely, perhaps once in 20 – 30 years[ ]. Culm erect, m tall, up to about 20 cm in diameter, wall 0.

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If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. For construction purposes, 3-year-old culms are suitable. Retrieved from ” https: Common Name Spiny Bamboo.

Often found on heavy soils and on marginal land at elevations up to metres, it grows well along river banks, hill slopes and freshwater creeks and tolerates flooding[ ]. It is hardy to bambusw UK QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. A planted cutting develops into a harvestable clump in 6 – 8 years.


It is often planted along water courses to prevent soil erosion[ Bamboo evolved only 30 to 40 million years ago, after the demise of the dinosaurs. Branches arising from nearly all nodes, the lower ones spreading horizontally and bearing stout straight or curved spines in groups of 1- 3 -5 the central one usually larger and longer than the othersthe upper branches ascending, branched at the base.

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The three areas were combined to form one park in In the lower internodes fibre diameter and wall thickness are slightly larger. Bambusa spinosa Blume ex NeesB. Silica content is high and internodes are sometimes completely filled with a hard, white, siliceous mass which damages any instrument used to bambuusa it.