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

By Walter Liese, Michael Köhl

This publication provides the state of the art wisdom on bamboo.  It begins with an advent to the plant’s biology, its taxonomy, habitat, morphology and progress. The cultivation of bamboo is mentioned when it comes to silviculture, pests and ailments, and harvesting ideas. The publication is finished through a finished presentation of the houses of bamboo, its usage and its preservation.

Bamboo is the fastest-growing and such a lot 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 international locations. In contemporary many years it has received expanding significance instead for timber.

The ebook was once built as a reference textual content for scientists, pros, and graduate scholars with a robust curiosity during this precise plant.

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PhytoKeys 25:87–103 Stapleton CMA, Nı´ Chonghaile G, Hodkinson TR (2004) Sarocalamus, a new Sino-Himalayan bamboo genus (Poaceae–Bambusoideae). s. J Plant Res 122:95–108 Takenouchi Y (1931a) Systematisch-vergleichende Morphologie und Anatomie der Vegetationsorgane der japanischen Bambus-Arten. Taihoku Imp Univ (Formosa) Fac Sci Mem 3:1–60 Takenouchi Y (1931b) Morphologische und entwicklungsmechanische Untersuchungen bei japanischen Bambus-Arten. Mem Coll Sci Kyoto Imp Univ Ser B 6:109–160 Taylor AH, Qin Z-S (1997) The dynamics of temperate bamboo forests and panda conservation in China.

It is often used for construction, baskets, furniture and handicrafts. Its shoots are edible. Dendrocalamus hamiltonii grows to 20 m tall, with culms up to 18 cm diameter and internodes up to 50 cm. It is native to Northeast India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Yunnan province in China, where it has much value for construction, baskets, handicrafts, household utensils, fuel, fodder, rafts and edible shoots. Dendrocalamus hookeri grows to 20 m with culms up to 15 cm in diameter. It is distributed in Northeast India, Myanmar and Nepal and is used for construction and simple woven articles.

Two examples where selection followed by mass multiplication have reaped commercial benefits are highlighted by Hoogendoorn et al. (2013) and shown below: 1. Thick-walled Moso (Phyllostachys pubescens cv Pachyloen). Discovered in southeastern China’s Jiangxi province in 1995, the culm wall is almost twice the thickness of the normal phenotype of the species and yields are correspondingly higher. It has been shown to be a genetic trait and is now grown on thousands of hectares in Jiangxi province (Guo et al.

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