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Useful Tropical Plants

Cyrtochloa fenixii

(Gamble) J.Dransf.

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Schizostachyum fenixii Gamble

Common Name:

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General Information

Cyrtochloa fenixii is an evergreeen bamboo, producing a clump of culms 7 - 10 metres tall from short, woody rhizomes. The woody culms droop at the tip, they can be erect, or have a climbing habit; the thick-walled stems are around 25 - 30mm in diameter, with 30 - 50cm between internodes.
The culms are havested from the wild for local use in making baskets etc.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Philippines.

Habitat

Thickets, at low to medium elevations[
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Bamboo
Height8.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Bamboos have an interesting method of growth. 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 stem being limited to the production of new side branches and leaves. In 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. This makes them some of the fastest-growing species in the world[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
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.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The culms are split and used for making baskets[
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
,
861
Title
Industrial Fiber Plants of the Philippines
Publication
Philippine Bureau of Education, Bulletin No. 49
Author
Muller T.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Philippine Bureau of Education; Manila.
Year
1913
ISBN
 
Description
An early guide to the fibre-producing plants of the Philippines.
].

The roots are used for making the handles of fans[
861
Title
Industrial Fiber Plants of the Philippines
Publication
Philippine Bureau of Education, Bulletin No. 49
Author
Muller T.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Philippine Bureau of Education; Manila.
Year
1913
ISBN
 
Description
An early guide to the fibre-producing plants of the Philippines.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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