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Table 1 Plant species used for bamboo weaving in Sansui County

From: Bamboos for weaving and relevant traditional knowledge in Sansui, Southwest China

Scientific name Bamboo split characteristics Usage
Bambusa distegia (Keng & Keng f.) L.C.Chia & H.L.Fung Flexible Weaving bamboo mat
Bambusa emeiensis L.C.Chia & H.L.Fung Flexible Farm tools, bamboo handicrafts, horticultural plants, edible shoots and tastes bland
Bambusa pervariabilis McClure Solid and straight Building materials, farm tools, handicrafts, furniture, medicine (bamboo shavings)
Dendrocalamus farinosus (Keng & Keng f.) L.C. Chia & H.L.Fung Flexible Farm tools, bamboo handicrafts, horticultural plants, edible shoots
Dendrocalamus latiflorus Munro Flexible Building architectures, handicrafts, horticultural plants, edible and sweet shoots
Fargesia semicoriacea T.P. Yi Slender and firm Bamboo sieve
Lingnania intermedia (Hsueh f. & T.P.Yi) T.P. Yi Flexible The embroidered border on the different bamboo containers
Phyllostachys bambusocides Siebold & Zucc. Firm and hard Bamboo dustpan
Phyllostachys edulis (Carrière) J.Houz. Flexible Building architectures, bamboo handicrafts, paper, farm tools, horticultural plants, edible shoots
Phyllostachys glauca McClure Firm and flexible Bamboo handicrafts, farm tools, edible shoots
Phyllostachys heteroclada Oliv. Flexible Elaborate bamboo handicrafts, edible shoots
Phyllostachys heterocycla (Carrière) Matsum. Big and hard Building architectures, bamboo handicrafts, broom, paper, edible shoots
Phyllostachys mannii Gamble Firm and flexible Bamboo basket and bamboo mat, forestation species
Phyllostachys meyeri McClure Firm Umbrella slotware, bamboo handicrafts, edible shoots
Phyllostachys nidularia Munro Fragile Fence, lobster basket, horticultural plants, edible shoots
Phyllostachys sulphurea (Carrière) Rivière & C. Rivière Slender and firm Excellent material for bamboo sieve
Pleioblastus simonii (Carrière) Nakai Flexible Bamboo handicrafts, fishing rod, edible shoots but bitter