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Useful Tropical Plants

Schizostachyum hantu

S.Dransf.

Poaceae

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General Information

Schizostachyum hantu is an evergreen bamboo, forming a loose clump of culms 15 - 20 metres tall from short, woody rhizomes. The thick-walled, woody culms are erect when young with long, drooping tips, but become leaning with time; thay are 15 - 25mm in diameter, with culms 80 - 100cm long[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials for making baskets etc.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia (Sarawak).

Habitat

Not known

Properties

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HabitEvergreen Bamboo
Height17.50 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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Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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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 used to make baskets[
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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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