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Bambusa odashimae - Hatus.

Common Name Odashimae Bamboo
Family Poaceae
USDA hardiness 9-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Lowland hilly areas[ 266 ].
Range E. Asia - southern China in Taiwan.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care
Half Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Bambusa odashimae Odashimae Bamboo


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Summary

Bambusa odashimae is an evergreen, clumping bamboo that grows up to 20 m tall. It is found in Asia and is cultivated in northern Taiwan for its edible young shoots.


Physical Characteristics

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Bambusa odashimae is an evergreen Bamboo growing to 15 m (49ft) by 10 m (32ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. The flowers are pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Dendrocalamopsis edulis (Odash.) P.C.Keng. Leleba edulis Odash. Sinocalamus edulis (Odash.) P.C.Keng

Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible portion: Shoots. Young shoots, harvested as they emerge from the soil, cooked[ 266 ]. A delicious flavour[ 266 ]. The shoots are up to 13cm in diameter[ 266 ]. Considered similar to B. oldhamii, but highly prized for edible shoots due to its crisp flesh, similar to Asian pears.

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Other Uses: None known

Cultivation details

Bamboos have an interesting method of growth. Each plant produces a number of new stems annually - these stems grow to their maximum height in their first year of growth, subsequent growth in the stem being limited to the production of new side branches and leaves. In the case of some mature tropical species the new stem could be as much as 30 metres tall, with daily increases in height of 30cm or more during their peak growth time. This makes them some of the fastest-growing species in the world[ K ]. Bamboos in general are usually monocarpic, living for many years before flowering, then flowering and seeding profusely for a period of 1 - 3 years before usually dying.

Propagation

Seed - surface sow in containers as soon as it is ripe, preferably at a temperature around 20c. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Germination usually takes place fairly quickly so long as the seed is of good quality, though it can take 3 - 6 months. Prick out the seedlings into containers when they are large enough to handle and grow on in a lightly shaded place until large enough to plant out. Plants only flower at intervals of many years and so seed is rarely available. Division as new growth commences[ 220 ]. Take divisions with at least three canes in the clump, trying to cause as little root disturbance to the main plant as possible. Grow them on in light shade in pots of a high fertility sandy medium. Mist the foliage regularly until plants are established. Plant them out into their permanent positions when a good root system has developed, which can take a year or more[ 200 ].

Other Names

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Odashimae Bamboo

Found In

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Found In: Asia, China, Taiwan.

Weed Potential

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None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed.

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Bambusa nutansNodding Bamboo, Mai bong20
Bambusa oldhamiiRyoku-Chiku, Giant Timber Bamboo, Oldham's Bamboo20
Bambusa polymorphaBurmese bamboo, Jama Betua20
Bambusa tuldaBengal Bamboo. Spineless Indian bamboo20
Bambusa vulgarisCommon Bamboo32
Chimonobambusa marmoreaKan-Chiku10
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Chimonobambusa purpurea 10
Chimonobambusa quadrangularisSquare Bamboo20
Chimonobambusa szechuanensis 10

 

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