Calcutta or Solid Bamboo

Exotic
Scientific Name: Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb.) Nees
Origin: India
Uses: Raw material for pulp and paper, as construction material & furniture baskets.
Date planted: October 2004
Propagation: Culm cuttings, Rhizome cuttings
Rhizome Type: Clump-forming or sympodial

Buho

Indigenous
Scientific Name: Schizostachyum lumampao
Origin: Native to the Philippines
Uses: Culms are widely used in making bamboo matting known as “Sawali”. Also for baskets, flutes & handicrafts. Can be planted as a focal point in a park design.
Date planted: May 2000
Propagation: Seeds and offset cuttings
Rhizome Type: Clump-forming or sympodial

Buddha’s Belly

Exotic
Scientific Name: Bambusa tuldoides Munro
Origin: China
Uses: Ornamental, outdoor pot accent, handicraft, edible.
Date planted: May 2000
Propagation: Culm cuttings
Rhizome Type: Clump-forming or sympodial
Grows 25 to 35 feet tall with culm diameter of 2.30 inches Can develop “pot belly” internodes.

Bolo

Exotic
Scientific Name: Gigantochloa levis (Blanco) Merr.
Origin: Philippines
Uses: House construction, making furniture, rafts, fish traps, fish pens, handicraft industry, temporary water pipes & fences
Date planted: May 2000
Propagation: Culm cuttings & Rhizome cuttings
Rhizome Type: Clump-forming or sympodial

Black Bamboo

Exotic
Scientific Name: Gigantochloa atroviolacea Widjaja
Origin: Indonesia
Uses: Making bamboo musical instruments, handicraft and furniture industries. Because of peculiar blackish culms, it is highly priced for landscaping.
Date planted: May 2000
Propagation: Culm cuttings & Rhizome cuttings
Rhizome Type: Clump-forming or sympodial

Bayog

Indigenous
Scientific Name: Bambusa sp. 1
Origin: Philippines
Uses: House construction, making furniture, arched yoke, made into ropes & source of edible shoots
Date planted: May 2000
Propagation: Culm cuttings
Rhizome Type: Clump-forming or sympodial

Anos

Indigenous
Scientific Name: Schizostachyum lima (Balnco) Merr.
Origin: Philippines
Uses: Making sawali, musical instruments & fishing rods
Date planted: May 2000
Propagation: Seed or Rhizome cuttings (offset)
Rhizome Type: Clump-forming or sympodial