Bamboo – Dendrocalamus latiflorus

Dendrocalamus latiflorus

This bamboo is available from Southern China.

Uses:

  • This bamboo is used for construction purposes (of medium quality) for house and temporary construction;
  • Used for making furniture, rafts for fishing and bamboo boards;
  • Used for agricultural implements and water pipes;
  • Also used for basketry, rafts for fishing, woven wares, chopsticks;
  • Good source of pulp for paper production;
  • Leaves are used to make hats, cook rice, make roofs for boats and as packing material;
  • The shoots are edible and of very good quality.

Dendrocalamus latiflorus