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Useful Tropical Plants

Schizostachyum dumetorum

(Hance) Munro

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Bambusa dumetorum Hance ex Walp.

Schizostachyum xinwuense T.H.Wen & J.Y.Chin

Common Name:

Schizostachyum dumetorum
Drawing of the cane, leaf and flowers
Photograph by: Flora of China Illustrations vol. 22, fig. 55, 1-12
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General Information

Schizostachyum dumetorum is an evergreen bamboo, forming a dense clump of culms 3 - 10 metres long from short, woody rhizomes. The thin-walled, slender, woody culms are pendulous at the tip; they are 5 - 11mm in diameter with internodes around 60cm long. When planted in the open, without any support, the slender culms bend in a graceful arch, the tips nearly touching the ground[
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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862
Title
Plant Material Introduced by the Division of Plant Exploration and Introduction, Bureau of Plant Industry
Publication
Plant Inventory No. 135
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1949
ISBN
 
Description
A record of the plant material received by the Division of Plant Exploration and Introduction during the period from April 1 to June 30, 1938. It gives some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use. It is sold as a medicine in Chinese herb shops. A very charming ornamental plant, with many unusual features[
862
Title
Plant Material Introduced by the Division of Plant Exploration and Introduction, Bureau of Plant Industry
Publication
Plant Inventory No. 135
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1949
ISBN
 
Description
A record of the plant material received by the Division of Plant Exploration and Introduction during the period from April 1 to June 30, 1938. It gives some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

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 - southern China.

Habitat

Thickets and forests at elevations from 100 - 200 metres[
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

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *
HabitEvergreen Bamboo
Height6.50 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Prefers hillside habitat with good drainage[
862
Title
Plant Material Introduced by the Division of Plant Exploration and Introduction, Bureau of Plant Industry
Publication
Plant Inventory No. 135
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1949
ISBN
 
Description
A record of the plant material received by the Division of Plant Exploration and Introduction during the period from April 1 to June 30, 1938. It gives some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

Base of plant is sold as a drug in Chinese herb shops[
862
Title
Plant Material Introduced by the Division of Plant Exploration and Introduction, Bureau of Plant Industry
Publication
Plant Inventory No. 135
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1949
ISBN
 
Description
A record of the plant material received by the Division of Plant Exploration and Introduction during the period from April 1 to June 30, 1938. It gives some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

The split and pounded culms can be made into ropes.

Propagation

Seed -
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