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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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QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Bluumeana habitat are the bamboo groves and forests in the cooler regions of northern Thailand, northern Laos, northern Myanmar, and adjacent parts of Yunnan Province, China.

It prefers moist soil. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 1, – 4,mm, but tolerates 1, – 5,mm[ ].

Bamboo shoot topic Bamboo shoots or bamboo sprouts are the edible shoots new bamboo culms that come out of the ground of many bamboo species including Bambusa vulgaris and Phyllostachys edulis. The larvae hatch after 12 days, and are pale brown in colour and covered with long hair. Intolerant of saline soils[ ]. Bamboos in general are usually monocarpic, living for many years before flowering, then flowering and seeding profusely for a period of 1 – 3 years before usually dying.


For construction purposes, 3-year-old culms are suitable. In that period, daily height increase may reach 45 cm on average[ ]. Hambusa the case of some mature tropical species the new stem could be as much as 30 metres tall, with daily increases in height of 30cm or more during their peak growth time.

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Spiny bamboo flowers very rarely, perhaps once in 20 – 30 years[ ]. They are also used as firewood if wood is scarce[ ]. The inner material and the outer layer are removed. Clumpers grow from the soil in a slowly expanding tuft.

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Spiny bamboo, Thorny bamboo. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. The most rapid growth usually occurs near the end of the growth period in the latter part of the rainy season.

Harvested species Different types of bamboo shoots in a shop in Japan Shoots of several species of bamboo are harvested for consumption: The fibre dimensions are: Good results have also been obtained with 3-noded-cuttings from branches, up to 1. Runners send underground rhizomes to produce shoots several metres from the parent plant. This character, pronounced zhu de Member feedback about Bamboo: Harvested culms should be dried first.


Mist the foliage regularly until plants are established. Harvested culms are liable to attack by fungi brown, white and soft rot and especially by insects beetles, termites.

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The wings of this moth are orange-brown in colour, with black, curved stripes. Preservation treatment considerably increases the service life of culms and is recommended, but no specific data are available for B.

Africa, Latin America, and various oceanic islands. Caryopsis is not known. Other Uses The culms walls are up to 3 cm thick; the internodes are usually hollow, 25 – 60cm long[ ].

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Grow them on in light shade in pots of a high fertility sandy medium. The number and size of the culms produced increases yearly until the clump reaches maturity. You can unsubscribe at anytime. In culms of B.