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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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.

The harvesting depends on the end use but should preferably be effected in the dry season. Member feedback about Bamboo: Per g edible portion, young shoots days old contain approximately: Stem vegetables Revolvy Brain revolvybrain.

Fresh harvested young shoots are washed carefully, sliced and boiled before they are sold in local markets. Good results have also been obtained with 3-noded-cuttings from branches, up to 1. Young shoots with yellowish-green sheaths and blades.

Bambusa blumeana is an evergreen Bamboo growing to 20 m 65ft by 10 m 32ft at a fast rate. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Bambusa blumeana,[1] also known as spiny bamboo or thorny bamboo, is a species of bamboo occurring in Tropical Asia. Caryopsis is not known.


In the Philippines the marketable length of culms varies from m, with diameter at base of cm and average internode length of 34 cm.

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Member feedback about Bambusa blumeana: The caterpillar is white in colour with a bluneana length of 3. The inner material and the outer layer are removed. Culms are also used as firewood if wood is scarce. Working together, the larvae bore an entrance hole at an internode of Removal of spiny branches and old culm bases in the clump will increase culm production and improve access.

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The maximum culm diameter is attained at about 6 m above ground level, the internodes are shortest in the lower part of the culm. 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 blumdana production of new side branches and leaves.

This taxon has not yet been assessed. A mature clump containing culms may develop about 30 shoots per year of which only about one-third to one-fourth reaches maturity because of diseases blumana pests, wind damage, and shortage of water and nutrients.

At a moisture content of The chemical composition of mature culms on dry weight basis is approximately: Treated with ppm IAA and planted in a sand bed, the cuttings could be potted when rooted after about 20 days and transplanted to the field after 2 – 3 months[ ]. Propagation by culm cuttings is most common.


Bamboo shoots emerge during the rainy season and can be harvested for food after days. In the Philippines it was probably introduced in prehistoric times and can be found throughout the settled areas at low and medium altitudes.

Densely tufted, sympodial bamboo, with spiny basal branches forming a densely interlaced thicket to m high.

The young shoots are harvested blumeanna they emerge from the soil. The most rapid growth usually occurs near the end of the growth period in the latter part of the rainy season. In the Philippines B.

They should be planted immediately in a nursery or directly into the field in direct sunlight. The fibre dimensions are: Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account.

Bambusa blumeana

Culms harvested for wickerwork are allowed to wither in the shade for days, then the nodes are removed and each internode is split lengthwise into a number of pieces. It cannot grow in the shade. Garden plants of Asia Revolvy Brain revolvybrain.

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