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Old 08-11-2003, 04:24 AM
Jo?o Paulo Freire Paglione
 
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Default Help identifying native species of Brazilian Bamboo - perhaps Apoclada Simplex?

These digital photographs were taken during a Permaculture Design
Certification course sponsored by IPAB (Instituto de Permacultura
Austro-Brasileiro - www.permacultura.org.br/IPAB) at the ecovillage
OIKOS (www.oikos.com.br) during March/May of 2003. During an
excursion into their native forests, I noticed a stand of bamboo. I
immediately expressed my belief that this stand was most likely
Bambusa Tuldoides. However, upon closer inspection, it was evident
that this bamboo clump was NOT Bambusa and had characteristics which
I had never seen before.

I consulted AMERICAN BAMBOOS to see if I could find any similar
photos. I noticed that near the nodes, there was a white coloration.
The branches were thorny. But the bamboo was quite brittle and easily
broke/split.

Hopefully, a taxonomist can clarify this for me!

Digital photography is available for viewing in the Photos folder
http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group...ambuBrasil/lst

or at,

www.elciclo.com.mx/bambu/images
www.trekshare.com/members/sitiovagalume

under the OIKOS folder.

Best regards,

João Paulo Freire Paglione
[FBB] Fundação BambuBrasil
[BBF] Bamboo Brazil Foundation
www.bambubrasil.org
Fone/Fax 1-561-276-7327
eFax: 1-501-639-2695
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FundacaoBambuBrasil/
http://www.geocities.com/bamboobrazilfoundation

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Old 13-11-2003, 04:12 PM
hermine stover
 
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Default Help identifying native species of Brazilian Bamboo - perhaps Apoclada Simplex?

On 7 Nov 2003 20:15:56 -0800, (Jo?o Paulo Freire
Paglione) wrote:

These digital photographs were taken during a Permaculture Design
Certification course sponsored by IPAB (Instituto de Permacultura
Austro-Brasileiro -
www.permacultura.org.br/IPAB) at the ecovillage
OIKOS (www.oikos.com.br) during March/May of 2003. During an
excursion into their native forests, I noticed a stand of bamboo. I
immediately expressed my belief that this stand was most likely
Bambusa Tuldoides. However, upon closer inspection, it was evident
that this bamboo clump was NOT Bambusa and had characteristics which
I had never seen before.


this is an amazing resource of photographs! my sudden worry is that I
am not tropical enough during our brief winter, to grow these
beauties.
the bamboo lists, all of them, i am sure, would go hog wild to see
these images, i hope when i direct their attention to them, you get
lots of interest in your project.




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