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Useful Tropical Plants

Schizostachyum textorium

(Blanco) Merr.

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Arundarbor textoria (Blanco) Kuntze

Bambusa textoria Blanco

Schizostachyum merrillii Gamble

Common Name:

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General Information

Schizostachyum textorium is an evergreen bamboo forming a clump of culms from short, woody rhizomes. The thin-walled culms are 20mm in diameter.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Philippines.

Habitat

Secondary forest formations at low elevations.

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Bamboo
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsWind
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 stems are used in the manufacture of looms, as they are very straight and smooth[
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

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

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