Bumbusa arundinacea Willd.
|The bamboo in its native habitat in Thailand
Introduced into Europe
Common names: thorny bamboo, bans, bamboo
Synonyms: Bambusa bambos Druce
Life form: bamboo
Dispersal: Spreads vegetatively by rhizomes, and occasionally via seed dispersal. Spread by humans for use as an ornamental.
Reproduction: No information available.
Herbivores: No information available.
Resistant stages: No information available.
Native habitat: Riparian habitats
Habitat occupied in invaded range: No information available.
|Altitude||Up to 1000 metres above sea level.|
|Light||No information available.|
|Temperature||Annual mean temperature of 18 to 29 degrees Celsius.|
|Annual rainfall||Between 600 and 4000 mm.|
|Soil||Soil pH of 4.3 to 7.3.|
Native to Southeast Asia
Introduced range: Introduced in Tanzania. Similar species belonging to the Bambusa genera are invasive in Fiji, Cook Islands and Tonga. Introduced in Europe.
Ecosystem: No information available.
Health, social and economic: No information available.
Mechanical: Continual cutting or mowing will eventually kill plants.
Chemical: Cut and spray regrowth with Amitrole 2% or Velpar, although Velpar is persistent in the soil. Glyphosate may be effective, although it has been reported to not translocate to the rhizomes.
Biological: No information available.
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), 2005. Available from http://www.hear.org/pier/species/bambusa_spp.htm (Accessed August 2006).
Purdue University Centre for New Crops and Plant Products, 1997. Available from http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/duke_energy/Bambusa_arundinacea.html (Accessed August 2006).
Last updated October 2006