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Guadua angustifolia - Kunth

Common Name Clumping Bamboo. Guadua
Family Poaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards Sharp spines
Habitats It is a tropical plant. Forms dominant colonies known as "guaduales" or guadua groves which reach their optimum development in the central region of the Andes.
Range Central to South America. Guadua angustifolia is only native to Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.
Edibility Rating    (0 of 5)
Other Uses    (5 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Tender Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Guadua angustifolia Clumping Bamboo. Guadua


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Guadua angustifolia Clumping Bamboo. Guadua
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Guadua angustifolia is an evergreen Bamboo growing to 25 m (82ft) by 5 m (16ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. The flowers are pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

Arundarbor guadua (Humb. & Bonpl.) Kuntze. Bambos aculeata (Rupr. ex E.Fourn.) Hitchc. Bambusa aculeata (E.Fourn.) Hitchc. Bambusa guadua Bonpl. Bambusa inermis Caldas. Guadua aculeata E.Fourn. Guadua inermis E.Fourn. Guadua intermedia E.Fourn. Nastus guadua (Kunth) Spreng.

Habitats

Edible Uses

No evidence the shoots are edible.

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Medicinal Uses

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None Known

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Other Uses

Furniture & crafts work, raw construction material, panels (plywood, laminates, floors), bio-energy industry, musical instruments, houses, etc. Guadua meets the International Building Code (IBC) . Too big for pots and containers. A good ornamental bamboo. Carbon Farming Solutions - Industrial Crop: biomass (Crops grown for non-food uses. Industrial crops provide resources in three main categories: materials, chemicals, and energy. Traditional materials include lumber and thatch, paper and cardboard, and textiles) [1-1]. Fodder: bank.

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Fodder: Bank  Industrial Crop: Biomass  Management: Managed Multistem  Regional Crop

Climate: subtropical to tropical. Humidity: humid. Minimum temperature tolerance: -2°C. Prefers tropical or subtropical climates, but still tolerates some frost. Full sun. Moist, well drained soil. Soil pH requirements: 5.6 (acidic) to 7.5 (neutral). Normal growing conditions in the central region of the Andes, between 900 and 1,600 meters above sea level, at temperatures between 20° and 26° Centigrade, rainfalls of 2,000 - 2,500 mm/year, a relative humidity of 75 - 85% and on alluvial soils that are rich in volcanic ash with a moderate fertility and good drainage. Carbon Farming Solutions - Cultivation: regional crop. Management: managed multistem (Describes the non-destructive management systems that are used in cultivation) [1-1].

Carbon Farming

  • Fodder: Bank  Fodder banks are plantings of high-quality fodder species. Their goal is to maintain healthy productive animals. They can be utilized all year, but are designed to bridge the forage scarcity of annual dry seasons. Fodder bank plants are usually trees or shrubs, and often legumes. The relatively deep roots of these woody perennials allow them to reach soil nutrients and moisture not available to grasses and herbaceous plants.
  • Industrial Crop: Biomass  Three broad categories: bamboos, resprouting woody plants, and giant grasses. uses include: protein, materials (paper, building materials, fibers, biochar etc.), chemicals (biobased chemicals), energy - biofuels
  • Management: Managed Multistem  Regularly removing some multiple stems. A non-A non-destructive management systems maintaining the soil organic carbon.
  • Regional Crop  These crops have been domesticated and cultivated regionally but have not been adopted elsewhere and are typically not traded globally, Examples in this broad category include perennial cottons and many nuts and staple fruits.

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Propagation

Cuttings

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Columbian Giant Thorny, Giant Columbian bamboo, Columbian Timber Bamboo

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Central America, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, North America, Panama, Peru, SE Asia, Singapore, South America, USA, Venezuela

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

None Known

Conservation Status

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

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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