Bamboo: The Plant and its Uses by Walter Liese, Michael Köhl

By Walter Liese, Michael Köhl

This booklet provides the state of the art wisdom on bamboo.  It starts off with an advent to the plant’s biology, its taxonomy, habitat, morphology and development. The cultivation of bamboo is mentioned when it comes to silviculture, pests and ailments, and harvesting strategies. The ebook is done by way of a complete presentation of the houses of bamboo, its usage and its preservation.

Bamboo is the fastest-growing and so much flexible plant on the earth. 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 fresh many years it has received expanding significance as an alternative for timber.

The publication was once constructed as a reference textual content for scientists, execs, and graduate scholars with a robust curiosity during this particular plant.

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Smithson Contrib Bot 69:1–79 Soderstrom TR, Judziewicz EJ, Clark LG (1988) Distribution patterns of neotropical bamboos. In: Vanzolini PE, Heyer RE (eds) Proceedings of a workshop on neotropical distribution patterns, Academia Brasileira de Ciencias, Rio de Janeiro, 12–16 Jan 1987, pp 121–157 Stapleton CMA (1994a) The bamboos of Nepal and Bhutan Part I: Bambusa, Dendrocalamus, Melocanna, Cephalostachyum, Teinostachyum, and Pseudostachyum (Gramineae: Poaceae, Bambusoideae). Edinb J Bot 51:1–32 Stapleton CMA (1994b) The bamboos of Nepal and Bhutan Part II: Arundinaria, Thamnocalamus, Borinda and Yushania (Gramineae: Poaceae, Bambusoideae).

E. India. Life cycle—not known to flower gregariously. 38 A. Benton Propagation—culm cuttings, offsets. Uses and value—structural uses of medium quality, and for furniture of medium and good quality, also for handicrafts, musical instruments, utensils and baskets. Shoots are edible but are of poor quality, very bitter in taste. 2 cm thick and internodes up to 45 cm long. Distribution—origin unknown, cultivated in Philippines, Eastern Indonesia, Northern and Western Kalimantan, east Malaysia, China and Vietnam.

Propagation—Seed and offsets. Lifecycle—clumps can often be found in flower—either whole clumps or a portion of the culms—and produce copious quantities of seeds which exhibit high levels of diversity in the next generation. Uses—B. bambos is planted for land rehabilitation and riverbank stabilisation and is used locally for handicrafts and low-value construction. Culms are often used for pulp and supplies 20 % of India’s bamboo pulp demand. Bambusa balcooa B. balcooa is used for construction as well as agricultural implements, round-pole furniture and pulp but is not used for high-value products.

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