Guadua is the most important bamboo genus in America, endemic to this continent and made up of about 30 species. Guadua angustifolia Kunth. Página de la revista: Mechanical and physical characterization of Guadua angustifolia. ‘Kunth’ fibers from. Biomass generation and Carbon fixation in Guadua. Bamboo: Guadua angustifolia Kunth. HORMILSON CRUZ RIOS

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The intermediate sections or Basas are slender and very light in relation to their enormous strength, maintain the outer diameter very well and are very fibrous so they are the most used parts in construction, especially in the manufacture of beams and composite trusses.

By continuing to browse this page, we understand that you accept its use. The groups of these Bamboos form the so-called Guaduales, spectacular forests where it is generally possible to enter because they are not particularly dense and that give rise to very dynamic and highly specialized ecosystems.

Under this method, culms are cut at ground level angustufolia harvesting causing many small shoots and new plants to grow around the original plant. Its diameter is constant for the first 15 meters and then tapers at the top. Environmentally, Guadua is more effective at removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than most other angustifoliw forest [ citation needed ] ; ongoing studies in Colombia have kunt been coordinated by the Environmental Bamboo Foundation.

Highly appreciated by Simon Bolivar for its watershed protection and praised by Alexander von Humboldt for its wide variety of uses [ citation needed ]it is being used in construction today in South America.

Views Read Edit View history. Due to its quality, the genus has angustifplia widely used for house construction along the inter-Andean rivers of Colombia and in coastal Ecuador. Even more rapid methods have been recently [ when? During the following years the plant will contribute biomass to the soil, fixing environmental CO2 and developing its woody structure.


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This is avoided in the structures by adding footings or any other element that lifts the piece and allows rainwater to drain away. Biennale of Architecture The high percentage of fibre present in its structure and the high content of silica in its outer face make this species present the amazing characteristics of resistance and flexibility that characterize it. Japanese garden Villa Torii by Ramses Life.

Catalogue of New World Grasses Poaceae: Bamboo propagated in a laboratory in the space of one square meter will be sufficient to establish one hectare of new forest. When building with bamboo on the outside as with any timber it is necessary to take into account the action of the sun on the surface of the reeds.

The next year, new plants will sprout. Recent studies conducted by the European Union indicate that bamboo has relatively low water requirements and that its root system is an excellent watershed protector [ citation needed ]. Technical studies of bamboo’s mechanical properties “vegetable steel” have increased interest in its use. A preservation technique, involving the use of non-toxic smoke can prevent bamboo’s deterioration for several decades [ citation needed ]. Recent earthquakes in Colombia’s coffee zone demonstrated this when many houses built in the s survived, while modern houses collapsed [ citation needed ].

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Tropical bamboo can be propagated with cuttings or by covering complete culms with soil. These formations are very important even in distant areas because among their main functions they are water flow regulatorsabsorbing water when there is excess and gradually releasing it to prevent possible flooding, prevent soil erosion and deforestation thanks to their underground branches, contribute a large amount of biomass to the land and are one of the largest environmental CO2 fixers on the planet with records of between and tons per hectare in each life cycle, from 4 to 5 years.


Its habitats include lowland angustifoliq and lower-montane forest, savannasCerradosgallery forest, and disturbed inter-Andean valley vegetation. The genus can be found in a wide range from northern Mexico and Trinidad to Uruguaybut most of the species are concentrated in the Amazon basin and the Orinoco basin.

Guadua is the most important angustlfolia genus in America, endemic to this continent and made up of about 30 species. Physically, Guadua angustifolia is noted for being the largest Neotropical bamboo. There is a great amount of life inside, with a multitude of plants, mammals, birds and reptiles associated with them.

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica. As an added advantage, all materials treated in this way have fire-resistant properties thanks to borax. Guadua is a Neotropical genus of thorny, clumping bamboo in the grass familyranging from moderate to very large species. This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat Another important protection to take into account is to avoid direct contact angustifolka sources of moisture because, although the Guadua includes a complete treatment against fungi and xylophages, the great variations angustifoloa humidity inside can end up producing cracks.

They are used for auxiliary furniture, beams and strips. Retrieved from ” https: In addition, regular and controlled exploitation favours gyadua development of Guadual as a whole and stimulates its natural regeneration.

The Guadua stems, with their more than 20 m. Although bamboo culms used for building can be harvested in natural forests, over-exploitation leads to the depletion of natural resources.

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