Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Gigantochloa verticillata
Food
Fuelwood
Lumber
English Common Name
Whorled bamboo
Indonesian Common Name
Bambu gombong
Tree Family
Poaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
24-47cm
Length
×
3.5-7cm
Width
Tree Height
Medium (20–35m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–1200m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Indonesia
Borneo, Java, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Arabica
Coffee Impact
Beneficial to coffee
Prevalence
Unknown
Cultivation
Planted
Regeneration
Regenerates Naturally
Tree Management

Only propagated by rhizome, culm or branch cuttings. Cuttings from flowering clumps should be avoided because they will start flowering soon after planting. Culm cuttings have a survival rate of nearly 100%. Plant at 8 m x 8 m. Grows best in areas with high rainfall. To promote regeneration, loosen and mulch the base of the harvested culms. Competes with coffee.

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Food
  • Fuelwood
  • Lumber

The young shoots are eaten as a vegetable

Farm Services
  • Unknown

Maintains water regulation and quantity.

Biodiversity Benefits
Unknown