10 September 2020

Export plants to Malaysia

 Finally sample order arrived at Sarawak, Malaysia.

04 September 2020

Lithachne pauciflora

Lithachne pauciflora — 'Jewel beetle wing' ไผ่ปีกแมลงทับ

ไผ่สายพันธุ์นี้มีถิ่นกำเนิดในอเมริกาเขตร้อนและกึ่งเขตร้อน เป็นไผ่ขนาดเล็กที่มีความสูง 20 -75 เซนติเมตร เท่านั้น มีเกษรและเมล็ดที่น่ารักมาก เป็นไผ่อีกชนิดหนึ่งที่ออกดอกแล้วไม่ตายเหมือนไผ่ทองครับ ชอบแดดรำไร
Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 20-75 cm long. Culm-nodes constricted. Leaves cauline. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long. Leaf-blade base simple and broadly rounded; asymmetrical; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 4-10 cm long; 15-30 mm wide.

01 September 2020

Vietnamosasa sp. — stripped leaves.

 Vietnamosasa sp. — stripped leaves.

ตระกูลไผ่เพ็ก ไผ่โจด ใบลาย หลังจากปลูกไปได้ 10 เดือน เริ่มได้ลำใหญ่ขึ้น ใบลายชัดเจน เป็นไผ่ฟอร์มเล็กอีกชนิดหนึ่งที่น่าสนใจในการปลูกเพื่อประดับตกแต่งสวน

19 February 2020

Gigantochloa serik BS-0078

Gigantochloa serik BS-0078

Thai name: Not recorded. Malay name: buluh serik.
Distribution: INDONESIA: Sumatra, Java, Bali, native, endemic.
Description: "… Rhizomes short; pachymorph.
Culms erect; 1000–1500 cm long; 20–60 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 25–45 cm long; mid-green; distally glabrous, or hispid (black hairs). Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths persistent; 15–17 cm long; hispid; with appressed hairs; with black hairs; auriculate; with obtuse auricles; with 1–2 mm high auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule entire, or ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; narrower than sheath; reflexed; 2.5–13.5 cm long; 6–13 mm wide; pubescent (sparsely). Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty, or lacking; 1–4 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate; 1–1.5 mm long; obtuse. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 15–27 cm long; 20–34 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy abaxially …" — Kew GrassBase. 
Specimen: BS-0078 [S6] (living plants), received from the USA in 2012, origin is Indonesia.

(1) Culms straight, slightly bending outwards. Culm-internodes with narrow greenish-yellow stripes on lower and mid-culm; thin-walled. Branches several, with 1 slightly dominant, 2 subdominant, and a few smaller ones, rebranching.
(2) Culm size: Culm at 1.8 m height and 2.5 cm in diameter is with wall thickness 2 mm. Culm diameter increasing with height, gradually increasing from base to lower mid-culm up to 14% (e.g. basal diameter 3.5 cm, diameter 4.0 cm on 8th internode at 2.0 m above ground), then remaining constant for several meters and gradually decreasing towards top. A culm diameter which increases with the culm height between base and lower mid-culm has also been observed in some other species (e.g. in genus Dendrocalamus, Gigantochloa, Melocalamus, Schizostachyum) under cultivation at Baan Sammi: BS-0006, BS-0208, BS-0494, BS-0550, BS-0602, BS-0724. The diameter difference can be seen with the naked eye, but are not that impressive as in BS-0550.

04 January 2020

Bambusa lapidea [BS 813]

Bambusa lapidea [BS 813] Raised from seedling in year 2015 Solid culm. The culms are used for scaffolding,construction and paper.

25 October 2019

Bambusa sp. 'Maroochy', Dendrocalamus sp. 'Maroochy', Dendrocalamus sp. 'Maroochydore'

Bambusa sp. 'Maroochy', Dendrocalamus sp. 'Maroochy', Dendrocalamus sp. 'Maroochydore' — From Australia. An unidentified species of Bambusa of unrecorded origin, the cultivated variety found in Australia. Plants vigorous and tall growing, culms with yellowish stripes,