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March 12, 2017

DENDROCALAMUS "LATIFLORUS" — 麻竹 (ma zhu) — ไผ่หม่าจู (phai ma chu) — SEEDS FROM CHINA — [BT1013] — In stock

Dendrocalamus latiflorus — 麻竹 (ma zhu) — ไผ่หม่าจู (phai ma chu) — seeds from China — BT1013  seed supplier: FMXG Nursery, Boonthammee Bamboo Garden


• seeds [BT1006] collected in Dec 2016, Sold out
• seeds [BT1013] collected in Dec 2016, In stock 12 June (New batch)
2 g: 7.60 US$
4 g: 13.20 US$
8 g: 24.30 US$
16 g: 44.50 US$
32 g: 80.90 US$
64 g: 145.70 US$
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• estimated 290-360 seeds per 10 g [gram]

Dendrocalamus latiflorus BT1006 Seeds

Culms of Dendrocalamus latiflorus
(courtesy FMXG)



Habit of  Dendrocalamus latiflorus in Thailand.

■ Height 20-28 m; culm diameter 10-18 cm; clumper; no lower branching, leaves large.
■ In cultivation in southern China.
■ Easy growing, moist or moisture-retentive soil, somewhat frost-resistant (to -3 °C was recorded), suitable for subtropical and tropical climates.
■ Shoots for diet (a main species for commercial shoot production in China and Thailand). Culms used for construction, plants for land­scaping.

Dendrocalamus latiflorus:
Germinating seeds
► Photos BS!
► Seed viability: Five months under normal atmospheric conditions; one year under storage at 1-6 °C.
► Seed germination record: Seed placed in moistened coir dust 100%, in April 2011, atmospheric humidity >70%, coleoptiles emerged after 10 days, germination rate low (<40%).

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