Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Bambusa vulgaris (and other Bambusa sp.)
Food
Fuelwood
Lumber
Medicinal
Product
English Common Name
Common bamboo
Indonesian Common Name
Bambu ampel, Bambu kuning, Domar (Ambonese)
Tree Family
Poaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
18cm
Length
×
2.5cm
Width
Tree Height
Small (10–20m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–1200m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Exotic in Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Exotic in

SE Asia
Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore
Indonesia
Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku Islands, New Guinea, Sulawesi, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Arabica
Coffee Impact
Beneficial to coffee
Prevalence
Common in Coffee Agroforestry
Cultivation
Planted
Regeneration
Requires Propagation
Tree Management

Propagated most easily by culm and branch cuttings and less commonly by rhizome, layering, and tissue culture. Rhizome cuttings give good results when taken from 1-2-year-old culms. Plant during the late rainy season. Use spacing of 6-12 m x 6-12 m. Competes with coffee.

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Food
  • Fuelwood
  • Lumber
  • Medicinal
  • Product

The very young shoots are edible but are rarely sold as a vegetable. The wood is used to make stipes for fishing cane, masts for boats, poles, rudders, outriggers, fencing, and props. Young shoots of the yellow culm form are boiled in water and used as a medicine to cure hepatitis.

Farm Services
  • Erosion Control
  • Unknown

Conserves water and maintains water quality and regulation.

Biodiversity Benefits
Yes

Sleeping site for Javan Slow Loris (Nycticebus javanicus).