Bamboo Species of Uruguay

Bamboo Species of Uruguay

2 genera, 3 species

Bamboo resources in Uruguay are scarce. There is only one useful bamboo species, Guadua trinii, which is sometimes found growing along the forest banks of River Uruguay and its tributaries, in the department of Rio Negro. Culms of this bamboo, commonly named "tacuara brava", have been reportedly used in rural bamboo construction.

Bambusa tuldoides and Phyllostachys aurea are cultivated in Montevideo and Soriano Departments.

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Species Name



Chusquea juergensii 7-15 mm 2-4 m
Chusquea tenella 3 mm
Guadua trinii 30-50 mm 8-10 m
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