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Useful Tropical Plants

Schizostachyum griffithii

(Munro) R.B.Majumdar

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Cephalostachyum griffithsii (Munro) Kurz

Teinostachyum griffithii Munro

Common Name:

Schizostachyum griffithii
Drawing of the leaf and flowering stem (Fig B only)
Photograph by: Camus, E.G., Les bambuse?es, Atlas, vol. 2: t. 92, fig. B (1913)
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General Information

Schizostachyum griffithii is an evergreen, perennial, clump-forming bamboo with short rhizomes. The culms, which can be erect or arching, are 7.5 - 15 metres long, 50 - 200mm in diameter with thin-walled internodes 45 - 65cm long.
The culms are harvested from the wild for local use in making baskets and pipes.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

633
Title
Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta. Vol. 7
Publication
 
Author
Gamble J.S.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bengal Secretariat Press; Calcutta.
Year
1896
ISBN
 
Description
A very comprehensive listing of the bamboos of India, as they were known at the end of the 19th Century. Includes some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

E. Asia - northeast India to Indo-China.

Habitat

An understorey plant in hill forests[
633
Title
Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta. Vol. 7
Publication
 
Author
Gamble J.S.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bengal Secretariat Press; Calcutta.
Year
1896
ISBN
 
Description
A very comprehensive listing of the bamboos of India, as they were known at the end of the 19th Century. Includes some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Bamboo
Height12.00 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[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
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 culms are used for making baskets and pipes[
361
Title
Bamboos of India: A Compendium
Publication
 
Author
Seethalakshmi K.K., Muktesh Kumar M.S.
Website
http://www.inbar.int/publication/txt/tr17/default.htm
Publisher
Brill.
Year
2002
ISBN
8186247254
Description
A very good book giving botanical descriptions of the plants with brief notes on subjects such as uses, habitat and range. It is also available to view on the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-02-27. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Schizostachyum+griffithii>

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