Arundarbor textoria (Blanco) Kuntze
Bambusa textoria Blanco
Schizostachyum merrillii Gamble
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.
Southeast Asia - Philippines.
Secondary forest formations at low elevations.
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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[
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.
The stems are used in the manufacture of looms, as they are very straight and smooth[
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