Bambusa blumeana. Authority, Schult.f. Family, Liliopsida:Commelinidae: Cyperales:Gramineae. Synonyms, Spiny bamboo, thorny bamboo, Bambu duri. This is the most important bamboo in the Philippines for providing material for construction etc. It has long been cultivated on a local scale but is now also grown. Bambusa blumeana Schult. f. Show All Show Tabs. General Information. Symbol: BABL2. Group: Monocot. Family: Poaceae. Duration: Perennial. Growth Habit.

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Culms harvested for wickerwork are allowed to wither in the shade for days, then the nodes are bamubsa and each internode is split lengthwise into a number of pieces. Thai cuisine Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. For construction purposes, 3-year-old culms are suitable. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.

Removal of the basal spiny thickets and basal parts of harvested culms makes access easier, promotes the development of healthy shoots and reduces the number of deformed culms. At a moisture content of Spiny bamboo flowers very rarely, perhaps once in 20 bambuusa 30 years[ ].

Retrieved from ” https: Bamboo taxa Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. Application of growth hormones, e. The most rapid growth bmbusa occurs near the end of the growth period in the latter part of the rainy season.

Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Culms are cut m above the ground, just above the dense growth of spiny branches. In the lower internodes fibre diameter and wall thickness are slightly larger. We are currently updating this section. Bambusa blumeana topic Bambusa blumeana,[1] also known as spiny bamboo or thorny bamboo, is a species of bamboo occurring in Tropical Asia.


Shoots are edible and consumed as a vegetable. The natural durability of untreated culms is poor: In that period, daily growth may reach 45 cm on average. Culm diameter and internode length vary greatly. Naithani — Nagaland Bambusa amplexicaulis W.

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Raw bamboo shoots contain cyanogenic glycosides, natural toxins also contained in cassava. The larvae hatch after 12 days, and are pale brown in colour and covered with long hair.

Propagation by culm cuttings is most common. Intolerant of saline soils[ ]. See Blumdana of Use for details. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Bamboo is the fastest-growing blumeama plant in the world.

Bambusa blumeana[1] also bambus as spiny bamboo or thorny bamboois a species of bamboo occurring in Tropical Asia. Young shoots are eaten as a vegetable, usually boiled and shredded. The number and size of the culms produced increases yearly until the clump reaches maturity.

Spiny bamboo, Thorny bamboo Family Poaceae USDA hardiness Known Hazards None known Habitats Often found on heavy soils and on marginal land at elevations up to metres, it grows well along river banks, hill slopes and freshwater creeks and tolerates flooding[ ]. It cannot grow in the shade. The remaining basal portion should be cut back close to the ground within 6 months of the harvest. New shoots emerge during the rainy season and can be harvested for food after 7 – 15 bambusx ].

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Bambusa blumeana

On poor soils, application of fertilizer is recommended, e. In the Philippines, sporadic flowering was observed in ; a year-old clump had 6 flowering culms, a year-old clump had 3 and 5 clumps of 3-year-old had ; flowering extended from January to October, after which the culms died; no fruits were formed. Prefers a pH in the range 5 – 6. They are planted horizontally at 10 cm depth.

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Removal of the basal spiny thickets and basal parts of harvested culms makes access easier, promotes the development of healthy shoots and reduces the number of deformed culms[ ]. Omphisa fuscidentalis topic Omphisa fuscidentalis, the bamboo worm and one of the insects called bamboo boreris a moth of the Crambidae family. The inner material and the outer layer are removed. Good results have also been obtained with 3-noded-cuttings from branches, up to 1.

Clumpers grow from the soil in a slowly expanding tuft. It is often planted along water courses to prevent soil erosion[ A mature clump containing culms may develop about 30 shoots per year of which only about bambsua to one-fourth reaches maturity because of diseases and pests, wind damage, and shortage of water and nutrients.

On average, the weight of a green culm is 32 kg, its branches 7 kg, its vlumeana 1. Optimum pH is In the Philippines plants generally have longer internodes than plants grown in Indonesia and Malaysia. In the Philippines it was probably introduced in prehistoric times and can be found throughout the settled areas at low and medium blumeans.

This bamboo bzmbusa known locally as: Plants only flower at intervals of many years and so seed is rarely available.