Guadua is the most important bamboo genus in America, endemic to this continent and made up of about 30 species. Guadua angustifolia Kunth. Página de la revista: Mechanical and physical characterization of Guadua angustifolia. ‘Kunth’ fibers from. Biomass generation and Carbon fixation in Guadua. Bamboo: Guadua angustifolia Kunth. HORMILSON CRUZ RIOS

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This is a phenomenon not known in tropical hardwood forests [ citation needed ]. The genus can be found in a wide range from northern Mexico and Trinidad to Uruguaybut most of the species are concentrated in the Amazon basin and the Orinoco basin. For large-scale use of Guadua angustifoliathe management of sustainable bamboo forests and groves, as well as the establishment of new nurseries and plantations, is a priority.

The groups of these Bamboos form the so-called Guaduales, spectacular forests where it is generally possible to enter because they are not particularly dense and that give rise to very dynamic and highly specialized ecosystems.

Guadua angustifolia Kunth — The Plant List

Its diameter is constant for the first 15 meters and then tapers at the top. Physically, Guadua angustifolia is noted for being the largest Neotropical bamboo. Guadua angustifoliaendemic to Tropical Americais slowly becoming well known once again as a building material.

Journal of the American Bamboo Society 18 1: Guadua Guadua angustifolia Scientific classification Kingdom: Or, Guadua can be propagated more rapidly by the chusquin method. Fuadua a utilitarian perspective, Guadua is the most important American bamboo. In the vines can reach more angustiifolia 3 cm, used in pillars or where a lot of work is received by compression while in the bases can be between 0.

Retrieved from ” https: As an added advantage, all materials treated in this way have fire-resistant properties thanks to borax. The cage and the beast. Technical studies of bamboo’s mechanical angusfifolia “vegetable steel” have increased interest in its use. Even more rapid methods have been recently [ when?

Properties Among the characteristics of the Guadua is its extraordinary firmness to compression munth a good resistance to lunth parallel cut, this added to the great flexibility that presents turn the Guadua cane into a tool especially interesting for the bioconstruction, where this catalogued as structural material seismic-resistant.


They usually grow at low altitudes below 1, mbut has been found up to 2, m. Another important protection to take into account is to avoid direct contact with sources of moisture because, although the Guadua includes a complete treatment against fungi and xylophages, the great variations of humidity inside can end up producing cracks.

Angustifolla preservation technique, involving the use of non-toxic smoke can prevent bamboo’s deterioration for several decades [ citation needed ].

This is avoided in the structures by adding footings or any other element that lifts the piece and allows rainwater to drain away. If it is necessary to hide these cracks, either for aesthetic reasons or to facilitate the cleaning of the structure itself, the ideal is to cover them with the same flexible putties used in wood, since it is usual that with an increase in humidity the openings close again.

Kunth determined that it constituted a genus in itself and identified it as Guaduathus maintaining the word used by the indigenous communities. The pieces of the lower part are called Strains, they have a great wall thickness, short internodes and due to their high compressive strength they are perfect for column construction.

Its habitats include lowland tropical and lower-montane forest, savannasCerradosgallery forest, and disturbed inter-Andean valley vegetation.

Guadua – Wikipedia

A checklist of the basal grasses and bamboos in Brazil Poaceae. Japanese garden Villa Torii by Ramses Life. Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica. The genus is similar to Bambusa and is sometimes included in that genus. Recent earthquakes in Colombia’s coffee zone demonstrated this when many houses built in the s survived, while modern houses collapsed [ citation needed ]. The Guadua angustifolia, native to Colombia, is the most important of these thanks to its extraordinary physical-mechanical properties and the progress in the silvicultural and structural study that has been carried out in the country in recent years.

Costa Rica reported similar experiences in earlier earthquakes there. The high percentage of fibre kunyh in its structure and the high content of silica in its outer face make this species present the amazing characteristics of resistance and flexibility that characterize it.

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Handcrafted Guadua furniture is typical of the Paisa region. During the following years the plant will contribute biomass to the soil, fixing environmental CO2 and developing its woody structure. Protection by Design and Maintenance When building with bamboo on the outside as with any timber it is necessary to take into account knuth action of the sun on the surface of the reeds.


They are used for auxiliary furniture, beams guada strips. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. These features have attracted the attention of civil engineersarchitectsacademicsdesigners, and artists. The mixture prevents the proliferation of insects without using poison thanks to the intrinsic structure of these borax salts, hard and angular so that if a xylophage attacks the cane, these small sharp stones pierce its stomach preventing the insect from continuing with its life cycle.

The next year, new plants will sprout. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Angusttifolia page was last edited on 10 Novemberat Guadua capitata — Eremocaulon capitatum Guadua exaltata — Arthrostylidium longiflorum Guadua flabellata — Chusquea bilimekii Guadua pallescens — Bambusa tuldoides Guadua parviflora — Aulonemia parviflora Guadua perligulata — Chusquea perligulata Guadua philippinensis — Sphaerobambos philippinensis.

Catalogue of New Angutifolia Grasses Poaceae: Bambusa Mutis ex Caldasillegitimate homonym not Schreb. Guadua is the most important angutsifolia genus in America, endemic to this continent and made up of about 30 species. These formations are very important even in distant areas because among their main functions they are water flow regulatorsabsorbing water when there guadus excess and gradually releasing it to prevent possible flooding, prevent soil erosion and deforestation thanks to their underground branches, contribute a large amount of biomass to the land and are one of the largest environmental CO2 fixers on the planet with records of between and tons per hectare in each life cycle, from 4 to 5 years.

During the first 6 months they grow at a very high rate, which can reach 15 cm per day until reaching their final height of 20 to 30 m. Guadua is a Neotropical genus of thorny, clumping bamboo in the grass familyranging from moderate to very large species.