Clumping Species: Arundo donax striata
Common Name: Silver striated donax
Maximum Height: 4m
Culm Diameter: 20mm
Minimum Temperature: – 4*C
Origin: Asia & Africa
It’s a strong candidate for use as a renewable biofuel source because of its fast growth rate, ability to grow in different soil types and climatic conditions. A. donax will produce an average of three kilograms of biomass per square metre (25 tons per acre) once established. A. donax also provides some of the most significant below ground carbon sequestration in addition to its above ground up-take due to its rapid growth. Arundo donax can thus provide a superior renewable energy biomass source with added environmental benefits. It has the ability to grow for 20 to 25 years without replanting.
|Uses for this bamboo species||Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species|
|Erosion Control||Partial Shade|
|Dust Suppression||Hot Environments|
|Dust Capture||Cold Environments|
|Shading||Beach Front Areas|
|Carbon Sequestration||Rural Areas – Swamps – Arid Zones|
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