Guadua

Guadua

38 Species

The genus Guadua contains the largest bamboos in tropical America. Stems can reach up to 30m in height and to 20cm in diameter. The name Guadua (pronounced 'gua-du-a') comes from the common name used by the people of Colombia.

Bamboo species of the genus Guadua are native to Central and South America: from Mexico to Paraguay and Argentina, with a center of diversity in western Amazonia. They usually occur in hot lowland regions within forests and savannas.

Guadua is used as a building material for construction and similar purposes; only one species (Guadua sarcocarpa) is recorded to be consumed as a vegetable.

 

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Species Name

Diameter

Height

Guadua amplexifolia 60-100 mm 10-15 m
Guadua angustifolia 70-200 mm 7-30 m
Guadua angustifolia subsp. angustifolia 70-200 mm 7-30 m
Guadua angustifolia subsp. angustifolia var. bicolor 100-120 mm 15-18 m
Guadua angustifolia subsp. chacoensis 100-150 mm 12-20 m
Guadua barbata
Guadua calderoniana 20-35 mm 10-20 m
Guadua capitata 60 mm
Guadua chaparensis 35-120 mm 18-25 m
Guadua ciliata 8-20 mm 4-10 m
Guadua distorta
Guadua fascicularis
Guadua glaziovii
Guadua glomerata 10-45 mm 8-12 m
Guadua incana 70-120 mm 10-18 m
Guadua latifolia 30-70 mm 3-11 m
Guadua lindmanii
Guadua Iongifimbriata
Guadua longifolia 20-50 mm 4-10 m
Guadua macclurei 30-40 mm 6-15 m
Guadua macrospiculata
Guadua macrostachya 40-70 mm 8-18 m
Guadua maculosa
Guadua paniculata 50-70 mm 8-10 m
Guadua paraguayana 20-40 mm 8-10 m
Guadua polyclados
Guadua refracta
Guadua ribbentropii 50-60 mm 6-7 m
Guadua riograndensis 100 mm
Guadua sarcocarpa 80-100 mm 10-30 m
Guadua sarcocarpa subsp. sarcocarpa
Guadua sarcocarpa subsp. purpuracea
Guadua spinosissima 80 mm
Guadua superba 100-150 mm 20 m
Guadua tagoara 50-100 mm 10-20 m
Guadua tagoara subsp. glaziovii 60-150 mm 8-20 m
Guadua tessmannii 150 mm 7 m
Guadua tomentosa 30-50 mm
Guadua trinii 30-50 mm 8-10 m
Guadua uncinata
Guadua velutina 50-100 mm 3-15 m
Guadua venezuelae
Guadua virgata
Guadua weberbaueri 40-120 mm 8-20 m
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