March 27, 2017

Dendrocalamus fuminensis (CN) — BS-0696, BT1005

  • Provenance: Seeds received by Boonthammee Bamboo Garden, Hang Dong, Chiang Mai, from YBN, southern China, as "Dendrocalamus fuminensis, 大叶龙竹 (dà yè lóng zhú)", collected Jan. 2017 (BT1005).
  • Photos and text information in Bamboo Seeds Catalog.
  • Seed weight: 10 g ≈ 280–360 dried spikelets (bract-wrapped seeds).
  • Seed viability: Unknown, viability assumed to last at least several months.
  • Seed germination: Germination rate low, 10–15% can be expected (test 170313).
  • Provenance: Received from FMXG, southern China, as "Dendrocalamus fuminensis, 大叶龙竹 (dà yè lóng zhú)", collected Feb. 2012 (BS-0696), Mar. 2013 (BS-0696-1), Apr. 2014 (BS-0696-2).
  • Photos: Album in flickr, photo in Yuanlin.
  • Description: Text information and links in Google Site.
  • Seed weight: 10 g ≈ 200–220 dried spikelets (bract-wrapped seeds).
  • Seed viability: Unknown, viability assumed to last at least several months.
  • Seed germination: Seed laid on moistened tissue paper, in April 2012, 31-35 °C day, diffuse light, 21-25 °C night, atmospheric humidity >70%, the first coleoptile emerged after 10 days, germination rate low (<40%). Seeds may more frequently suffer from fungal infection than those of other Dendrocalamus species..

Dendrocalamus fuminensis: Habit
(photo from yuanlin.com)

Dendrocalamus fuminensis (BS-0696):
Seed on tissue paper, rather late germinating, 30th(!) day (left), seeds (right)

Dendrocalamus fuminensis (BS-0696): Seedling, 48th day

Dendrocalamus fuminensis (BS-0696): A leafy branch showing its large leaf blades

Dendrocalamus fuminensis (BT1005): Seeds