There is uncertainty over the correct name for this species. We have followed the treatment in Kew Botanic Garden's GrassBase, but Missouri Botanic Garden treat the species as Neohouzeaua dulloa[
Neohouzeaua dullooa (Gamble) A.Camus
Teinostachyum dullooa Gamble
Schizostachyum dulloa is an evergreen, perennial, clump-forming bamboo with short rhizomes. The culms, which can be erect, leaning, or scandent, are 6 - 9 metres long; 25 - 75mm in diameter with thin-walled internodes 40 - 75cm long.
The culms are often gathered from the wild for local use in weaving, making baskets, light construction etc. The plant is also cultivated in and around villages.
E. Asia - India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Usually found wild in evergreen forest at elevations of 300 - 700 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
The plant is capable of growing on coarse textured soil provided there is sufficient moisture, and is seen on soils originating from sand stone[
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[
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. This species has a period of 15 years between flowering.
The culms are generally used for making baskets, mats and small boxes[361. They have also been used for making containers to carry water, for making umbrellas, masts, poles and in light construction[
]. The canes are usually harvested when 3 years old[
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