Phyllostachys pubescens (moso bamboo)

--- No. 1 planted and commercially processed bamboo in China 
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General information of moso
Latin Name
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Phyllostachys pubescens, Phyllostachys edulis
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Running or Clumping
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Mature size
Running
Diameter 7-16 cm, maximum 20 cm; height 10-18 m, maximum 20 m
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Culm wall thickenss
1-2 cm
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Internode length
around 40 cm in middle part, ver short at base
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Native elevation in China
mainly 350-800m above sea level, reach 2300m in Yunnan province
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Native latitude in China
Best temperature
23°N - 33°N
Annual average temperature 14-20 ℃, minimum -17℃, maximum 35℃
Annual average rainfall
1200 mm - 1800 mm (minimum rainfall 1000mm)
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Annual relative humidty
78% above
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Soil PH value
4.5 - 7.0
about moso timber
Property of moso timber
coming soon
fiber of moso
Fiber content: 44%, fiber 2.1 mm long, 23.2 μm wide, length-width ratio: 91:1
weight of fresh pole
coming soon
Main application of moso poles
Construction, flooring, furniture, laminates, plywood, biomass, shoot, weaving, handicrafts, daily necessities
moso seeds 2019
Native latitude in China
Harvest time
Collecting location
September 2019
Northern Guangxi province China
Weight of seeds
1000 seeds weigh 35.8 gram
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Seed amount in 1 kg
26,000-30,000 seeds
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Germination rate
14 seeds of 1g germinated; 8,000-12,000 seedlings to be expected from 1kg seeds
Seed amount in 1 kg
Moso seed viability
1 year in fridge, better sow within 6 months
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Commercial moso plantation
Planting space
3mx3m or 3mx4m, or 4mx4m (plant from 1 year seedlings)
Planting hole
60cm long, 60cm wide, 40cm deep
Time to mature size from seeds
6-8 years
Harvest
Selective cutting according to applicatin of poles
Timber productivity
30-45 ton / hectare / year (fresh)
Plantation maintenance
Thinning up for young plantation, fertilizing etc.
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        30 days old moso seedlings                              100 days old moso seedlings                    1 year old potted moso seedlings
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