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Useful Tropical Plants

Schizostachyum gracile

(Munro) Holttum

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Melocanna gracilis Kurz ex Munro

Schizostachyum tenue Gamble

Common Name:

Schizostachyum gracile

General Information

Schizostachyum gracile is an evergreen bamboo producing a loose clump of culms 3 - 4 metres tall from short, woody rhizomes. The erect to arching, thin-walled, woody culms are 15 - 20mm in diameter with internodes 25 - 30cm long[
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An attractive ornamental for ponds[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Vietnam, Malaysia.

Habitat

Forest, forest margins, wastelands, along roadsides and in swampy areas[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
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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

HabitEvergreen Bamboo
Height3.50 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

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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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

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

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

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