Culture

The cultivation of bamboo has been practiced in the Orient for thousands of years. Bamboo is propagated by the trans-

Figure 1. Shoots of Bambusa oldhami (right) and Dendrocalamus latiflorus (left).

Figure 2. Shoot of Phyllostachys edulis.

fer of clumps or rhizomes as shown in Figure 3 (4). Some bamboos can be propagated from culm cuttings. In the life cycle of a clone, the bamboo flowers once, and the top dies. Parts of the same clone, even when transferred to different areas and conditions, will flower at the same time (2). Very few bamboo flowers produce viable seeds, but the collection of seeds is important for the breeding of an entirely new seedling, which can start a new life cycle of 50-60 yr (5).

Figure 3. Rhizomes transferred for propagation of bamboos (a) Bambusa sp, or Dendrocalamus sp; (b) Phyllostachys sp.

Figure 3. Rhizomes transferred for propagation of bamboos (a) Bambusa sp, or Dendrocalamus sp; (b) Phyllostachys sp.

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