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Useful Tropical Plants

Kinabaluchloa wrayi

(Stapf) K.M.Wong

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Bambusa wrayi Stapf

Cephalostachyum chevalieri A.Camus

Common Name:

Kinabaluchloa wrayi
Drawing of the leaves and flowers (Fig C only)
Photograph by: Camus, E.G., Les bambuse?es, Atlas, vol. 2: t. 75, fig. C (1913)
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General Information

Kinabaluchloa wrayi is an evergreen, perennial, densely clump-forming bamboo growing 12 - 18 metres tall. The woody culms are relatively thin-walled, 15 - 25mm in diameter with long internodes 160 - 200cm in length. The culms are erect near the base, then increasingly lean and, unless supported by tree branches can droop almost to the ground[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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992
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Vol. 16
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/Default.aspx
Publisher
The Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1958
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal - this issue includes a treatment of the Bamboos in Malaya and the Myristicaceae in Malaya. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

992
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Vol. 16
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/Default.aspx
Publisher
The Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1958
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal - this issue includes a treatment of the Bamboos in Malaya and the Myristicaceae in Malaya. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia.

Habitat

Lower and upper montane forest at elevations from 1,350 - 1,800 metres[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
992
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Vol. 16
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/Default.aspx
Publisher
The Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1958
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal - this issue includes a treatment of the Bamboos in Malaya and the Myristicaceae in Malaya. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Bamboo
Height15.00 m
PollinatorsWind
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The internodes, which can be 160 - 200cm long, are prized for crafting the inner tube of superior blowpipes in Malaysia[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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