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Useful Tropical Plants

Schizostachyum caudatum

Backer ex K.Heyne

Poaceae

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General Information

Schizostachyum caudatum is an evergreen bamboo forming a dense clump of culms 6 - 10 metres tall from short, woody rhizomes. The erect stems droop at the tip; they are almost solid, around 15 - 40mm in diameter with internodes up to 20cm long[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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0
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia.

Habitat

Lowland areas, ascending to 1,000 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

HabitEvergreen Bamboo
Height8.00 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.
In the Bogor Botanic Garden (Indonesia) Schizostachyum caudatum continues to produce flowers and fruits, which often germinate instantly on the ground below the mother clump, but rarely develop into mature plants[
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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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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

Local people consider this bamboo as sacred, giving protection against evil influences[
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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.
]. They plant it in graveyards and tend not to utilize it[
861
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 -
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