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Useful Tropical Plants

Dinochloa sublaevigata

S.Dransf.

Poaceae

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General Information

Dinochloa sublaevigata is an evergreen, clump-forming bamboo with vigoroulsy climbing, zig-zag stems. The woody stems are solid, around 20mm in diameter with internodes 30 - 35cm long.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia (Sabah)

Habitat

Scattered in lowland and hill dipterocarp forest, climbing into trees and forming dense thickets at ground level; at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
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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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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Bamboo
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsWind
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



These bamboos present a considerable problem, because they become weeds in logged and disturbed forest, preventing regeneration of commercial timber[
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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
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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

Young shoots are eaten as a vegetable[
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The large smooth leaf blades are used for wrapping a food made of glutinous rice (hokkien bak chang) by local Chinese in Sabah (Malaysia)[
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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.
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-05-28. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Dinochloa+sublaevigata>

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