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Useful Tropical Plants

Schizostachyum aciculare

Gamble

Poaceae

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Common Name:

Schizostachyum aciculare
Drawing of the leaves and fruiting stem
Photograph by: Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta, vol. 7: t. 104 (1891) [A.L. Singh]
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General Information

Schizostachyum aciculare is an evergreen bamboo forming a clump of slender culms 4 - 5 metres tall and 8 - 10mm in diameter The thin-walled culms are erect, with a pendulous tip, often scrambling over nearby vegetation; the internodes up to 65 cm long[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The culms are commonly harvested from the wild for local use in making baskets etc.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Forests and forest margins[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Properties

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HabitEvergreen Bamboo
Height4.50 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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Title
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 split culms are a favoured material, commonly used for making handicrafts like hats and 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.
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Title
Industrial Fiber Plants of the Philippines
Publication
Philippine Bureau of Education, Bulletin No. 49
Author
Muller T.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Philippine Bureau of Education; Manila.
Year
1913
ISBN
 
Description
An early guide to the fibre-producing plants of the Philippines.
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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-02-26. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Schizostachyum+aciculare>

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