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Useful Tropical Plants

Dinochloa andamanica

Kurz

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Dinochloa tjankorreh andamanica (Kurz) Gamble

Common Name:

Dinochloa andamanica
Drawing of the leaves, flowers and seed
Photograph by: Gamble J.S.; The Bambuseae of British India
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General Information

Dinochloa andamanica is a vigorous, evergreen, clump-forming bamboo with prostrate or scandent zig-zag culms that creep along the ground, rooting at the nodes, or climb over tall trees. The woody stems are thin-walled, 20 - 30 metres long and 25mm in diameter with internodes 23 - 46cm long[
361
Title
Bamboos of India: A Compendium
Publication
 
Author
Seethalakshmi K.K., Muktesh Kumar M.S.
Website
http://www.inbar.int/publication/txt/tr17/default.htm
Publisher
Brill.
Year
2002
ISBN
8186247254
Description
A very good book giving botanical descriptions of the plants with brief notes on subjects such as uses, habitat and range. It is also available to view on the Internet.
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633
Title
Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta. Vol. 7
Publication
 
Author
Gamble J.S.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bengal Secretariat Press; Calcutta.
Year
1896
ISBN
 
Description
A very comprehensive listing of the bamboos of India, as they were known at the end of the 19th Century. Includes some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for lcal use as a rope substitute.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

633
Title
Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta. Vol. 7
Publication
 
Author
Gamble J.S.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bengal Secretariat Press; Calcutta.
Year
1896
ISBN
 
Description
A very comprehensive listing of the bamboos of India, as they were known at the end of the 19th Century. Includes some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

E. Asia - Andaman and Nicobar islands, Myanmar, Thailand.

Habitat

Mostly occurs as impenetrable tangled thickets and often climbing on the tall trees[
361
Title
Bamboos of India: A Compendium
Publication
 
Author
Seethalakshmi K.K., Muktesh Kumar M.S.
Website
http://www.inbar.int/publication/txt/tr17/default.htm
Publisher
Brill.
Year
2002
ISBN
8186247254
Description
A very good book giving botanical descriptions of the plants with brief notes on subjects such as uses, habitat and range. It is also available to view on the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Bamboo
Height20.00 m
PollinatorsWind
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[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
New main branches develop annually, at first leafless, curved, tendril-like, later in the season covering themselves with a dense mass of foliage, which hangs down from the supporting trees and eventually smothers them. Where no large trees exist. This Bamboo forms an impenetrable tangled mass, spreading over shrubs and saplings[
995
Title
Indian Trees - an account of trees, shrubs, woody climbers and palms indigenous or commonly cultivated
Publication
 
Author
Brandis D.
Publisher
Archibald Constable & Co Ltd; London
Year
1906
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but a fine work that still contains relevant information
].
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 long, cane like culm is used as rope[
361
Title
Bamboos of India: A Compendium
Publication
 
Author
Seethalakshmi K.K., Muktesh Kumar M.S.
Website
http://www.inbar.int/publication/txt/tr17/default.htm
Publisher
Brill.
Year
2002
ISBN
8186247254
Description
A very good book giving botanical descriptions of the plants with brief notes on subjects such as uses, habitat and range. It is also available to view on the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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