Bamboo Species of Paraguay

Bamboo Species of Paraguay

3 genera, 5 species

Bamboo is scarcely used in Paraguay for economic activities and does not form a large resource. There are 3 Guadua species present in Paraguay with potential uses: Guadua chacoensis (tacuar), Guadua paniculata and Guadua paraguayana (picanilla).

According to Cabrera, bamboos are an important element of the Paraguayan forest. The forest at the lower levels was cleared of them when they flowered and the culms died, but new bamboo plants had regenerated by the following year and were forming an impenetrable wall.

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Species Name



Chusquea ramosissima 15 mm 4-10 m
Guadua chacoensis 100-150 mm 12-20 m
Guadua paniculata 50-70 mm 8-10 m
Guadua paraguayana 20-40 mm 8-10 m
Merostachys clausenii var. clausenii 100 mm 15-24 m
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