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 Species (Scientific Name)
English Common Name
Sacred bali bamboo
Indonesian Common Name
Bambu talang, Buluh tolang (North Sumatra), Buluh Sero (Moluccas)
Average Leaf Size (cm)
Elevational Range (m)
Native to Indonesia
Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam
Borneo, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sulawesi, Sumatra
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
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.
- Erosion Control
Maintains water regulation and quantity.