Guadua Bamboo

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Bamboo Species of Guyana

Bamboo Species of Guyana

8 genera, 13 species

Bamboo resources in Guyana (French Guyana, Guyana and Surinam) are unimportant to the local economy. Some ethnobotanical uses -- such as for making lances, bows, arrowheads, arrow shafts, knives and fishing harpoons -- have been reported by the indigenous people.

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The most promising species are found in the genus Guadua, namely Guadua latifolia, Guadua macrostachya, Guadua weberbaueri and Guadua glomerata.

Other uses of bamboo in this region is limited to minor uses such tools and small implements for fishing and hunting, and as a medicinal plant.

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