Philippine Bamboo

Bambusa Blumenea – Kawayan tinik – also known as spiny bamboo or thorny bamboo, is a specie of bamboo growing in Tropical Asia..
Bambusa Spinosa – Bayog – is the most commonly used species of bamboo in the Philippines. • Used in the building of bamboo houses, furniture and household utensils. • Leaf juice is used in aromatherapy.
Bambusa Vulgaris – Kawayan kiling – binomial name of the common bamboo
Dendrocalamus Asper – Giant bamboo – rough bamboo – timber bamboo used as building material for heavy construction. Shoots are used for foods.

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by: Bacardi Gold
10/march/2021

PHILIPPINE BAMBOO.

They are a group of woody perennial grass which can grow up to 91 – 122 centimeters/day ( 3.8 – 5.0 centimeters /hour ) and are divided into two species, namely; a) CLUMPERS – they have short roots that grow close together in a circular pattern at a very slow rate. b) RUNNERS – they have roots called rhizomes. They can “run” underground that spread far and wide and produce shoots several meters away from the parent plant.

Bamboo belongs to the largest  Bambuseae  of the grass family of Poaceae. There are gigantic types of bamboo that grow almost treelike, while dwarf varieties can be small enough to grow in pots.

image: Good News Pilipinas

These varieties of bamboo are popular non-timber forest products and a viable substitute for wood. Young bamboo are consumed as foods (bamboo shoots), while adults are used in…

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