Bambusa burmanica

Bambusa burmanica

Bambusa burmanica also known as Burmese Weavers Bamboo is a medium-sized tropical and subtropical clumping bamboo originating from Burma and Thailand. This bamboo is used in construction and basket making.

Height 10 - 19 m
Diameter 7 - 10 cm
Growth Habit Clumping
Climate Tropical - Subtropical
Hardiness 0°C
Origin Burma - Thailand

Culms: Bambusa burmanica culms are between 10-19 m tall and 7-10 cm in diameter. The pale green internodes are 25-40 cm long, and almost solid near the base. Nodes have a white ring of small hairs and waxy powder. No rootlets at the lower nodes.

Culm sheaths: Green when young, and turning pale along the margins when old.

Branches: Several to many clustered branches with 1-3 larger dominant branches. Lower branches are spiny.

Leaves:  Leaves are lance-shaped and between 25-30 cm long and 3.5-5 cm broad.

Seeds: The flowering of this bamboo was reported in the year 1890 from Katha District of Myanmar (Gamble, 1896).

Habitat: On dry hill slopes, in evergreen forest, dry deciduous forest, open grassy pine forest, up to 1,300 m altitude.

Uses: The local inhabitants use Bambusa burmanica for roofing, thatching, construction and basket making.

Origin: BURMA: upper part: from Mergui District (Tenasserim) to Katha District (Sagaing); THAILAND: northern part.