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Useful Tropical Plants

Cephalostachyum virgatum

(Munro) Kurz

Poaceae


The inclusion of his species in the genus Cephalostachyum is doubtful[
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+ Synonyms

Melocanna virgata Munro

Schizostachyum virgatum (Munro) H.B.Naithani & Bennet

Common Name:

Cephalostachyum virgatum
Drawing of the leaves and flowers (Fig C only)
Photograph by: Camus, E.G., Les bambuse?es, Atlas, vol. 2: t. 93, fig. A (1913)
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General Information

Cephalostachyum virgatum is an evergreen, clump-forming bamboo forming a dense cluster of erect canes 6 - 15 metres tall from short rhizomes. The thin-walled canes are 5- 10mm in diameter with internodes 45 - 88cm long[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
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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.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials for weaving etc. It is potentially of interest for cultivation in the rest of South-East Asia[
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.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam.

Habitat

Evergreen forests[
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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.
]. Hills at elevations from 700 - 1,000 metres in southwest China[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Bamboo
Height8.00 m
PollinatorsWind
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The culms are used for matting and various household utensils[
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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