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Taxon: Bambusa blumeana Schult. & Schult. f.

Genus: Bambusa
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Bambusoideae tribe: Bambuseae
Nomen number: 403370
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 7(2):1343. 1830
Name verified on: 23-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Mar-2004
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • spiny bamboo   (Source: Pl Res SEAs ) – English
  • thorny bamboo   (Source: Pl Res SEAs ) – English
  • le zhu   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • shi-chiku   (Source: Bamboo World ) – Japanese Rōmaji

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide Bamboo World)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter   (fide Bamboo World)
  • Human food: vegetable   (fide Pl Res SEAs 7:60. 1995)
  • Materials: cane   (raw material for paper and cane for construction, basketry, chopsticks, etc. fide Pl Res SEAs 7:60. 1995; Bamboo World)
  • Materials: fiber   (raw material for paper and cane for construction, basketry, chopsticks, etc. fide Pl Res SEAs 7:60. 1995; Bamboo World)

Distributional range:

    Malesia: Indonesia - Java, Kalimantan, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sumatra; Malaysia - Sabah, Sarawak

    Malesia: Philippines

    China: China
    Indo-China: Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Malaysia; Philippines




Check other web resources for Bambusa blumeana Schult. & Schult. f.:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (06 October 2015)

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