Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Schizostachyum brachycladum
Food
Product
English Common Name
Sacred bali bamboo
Indonesian Common Name
Bambu talang, Buluh tolang (North Sumatra), Buluh Sero (Moluccas)
Tree Family
Poaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
29cm
Length
×
4.75cm
Width
Tree Height
Medium (20–35m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–600m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam
Indonesia
Borneo, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sulawesi, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Coffee Impact
Unknown
Prevalence
Unknown
Cultivation
Planted
Regeneration
Requires Propagation
Tree Management

Propagated by rhizome cuttings. Can be grown on any kind of soil but does best in a well-drained sandy clay or sandy loam

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Food
  • Product

Used to make utensils for cooking rice. Women in North Sulawesi make clothes from the fibers after chewing and washing the soft inner part of the culms to extract the fibers. Used for roofs (split lengthwise for the Toraja rice barn and traditional house in Sulawesi). Young shoots are eaten but are rather bitter.

Farm Services
  • Erosion Control

Maintains water regulation and quantity.

Biodiversity Benefits
Unknown