By Walter Liese, Michael Köhl
This booklet offers the state of the art wisdom on bamboo. It begins with an creation to the plant’s biology, its taxonomy, habitat, morphology and progress. The cultivation of bamboo is mentioned by way of silviculture, pests and illnesses, and harvesting ideas. The publication is finished by means of a complete presentation of the houses of bamboo, its usage and its preservation.
Bamboo is the fastest-growing and such a lot flexible plant in the world. for hundreds of years it has performed an indispensible half within the way of life of hundreds of thousands of individuals in tropical nations. In contemporary many years it has received expanding significance instead for timber.
The ebook used to be built as a reference textual content for scientists, pros, and graduate scholars with a robust curiosity during this certain plant.
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Vulgaris cv Wamin (Bhudda’s belly bamboo, very widely grown as an ornamental plant). Distribution—global tropics. B. vulgaris is known as the only pan-tropical bamboo. Life cycle—gregarious flowering not seen, sporadic flowering occurs only very rarely. Propagation and cultivation—culm cuttings, rhizomes, branch cuttings, layering and marcotting. B. vulgaris is one of the easiest bamboos to propagate and is extremely vegetatively vigorous. Uses and value—widely used for local purposes including construction, furniture and handicrafts, but its non-straight culms limit its uses.
Outer layer can be split very finely and used for handicrafts. Attractive, ornamental with glaucous culms and brownish sheaths. Dendrocalamus asper Brief description—Large bamboo culms up to 20–30 m tall, internodes 20–45 cm long with a diameter of 8–20 cm and thick walls up to 2 cm. E. India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, northern Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Introduced to southern China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines. Cultivars—six are known including cv betung wulung, cv Tahi green and cv Phai Tong Dam.
2008; Sungkaew et al. 2009; Goh et al. 2013), although these have not all been included in a comprehensive molecular analysis and some genera remain unsampled. A distinct clade of primarily climbing bamboos includes at least Dinochloa, Mullerochloa, Neololeba, and Sphaerobambos, and may merit recognition at the subtribal level once additional studies are completed (Goh et al. 2010, 2013; Chokthaweepanich 2014). , Dransfield and Widjaja 1995; Lucas 2013). Many species of all three genera are also cultivated widely in tropical and subtropical regions around the globe (Dransfield and Widjaja 1995; Ohrnberger 1999).
Bamboo: The Plant and its Uses by Walter Liese, Michael Köhl