Bamboo

  • Bamboo is popular with the Vietnamese as food, and can be used as timber for temporary dwellings.
  • The nutrient mining action of bamboo, slow decomposition of its silica-rich litter and the extremely high biomass of bamboo fine roots (unique root and rhizome structure) provide environmental benefits including reduction of soil erosion, increase in moisture retention, and bio-remediation.
  • Bamboo is considered as the tallest, strongest and most durable grass, and thus utilized mostly for structural use and pulping.

'Abellon'

Bamboo: cultivar 'Abellon' is a clumping bamboo of Indian origin and widespread in North East India. It is popular with the Vietnamese as food, and can be used as timber for temporary dwellings. It is considered as the best, tallest, strongest, and most durable grass, and thus utilized mostly for structural use and pulping. It has maximum girth of culms and rind thickness among all species of the genus Bambusa. It can grow up to a height of 25 m, and a thickness of 15 cm. The rapidly growing bamboo-based industries have resulted in severe loss of forest stocks, which demands adequate re-plantation of elite bamboo species to supply the raw material stock regularly. Tissue culture sapling is identical, asexual, non-invasive, non-flowering and has a density of 5 times greater than any other species of bamboo. The nutrient pumping or mining action of bamboo, slow decomposition of its silica-rich litter and the extremely high biomass of bamboo fine roots (unique root and rhizome structure) provide environmental benefits including reduction of soil erosion, increase in moisture retention, and bio-remediation. Bamboo is being promoted by Abellon as a biomass feedstock in India.