Sunday, September 17, 2006

竹 Bamboo

Here is a list that designers might find helpful:

Clumping Bamboo:

Ampellocalamus scandens
Bambusa arnhemica
Bambusa arundinacea
Bambusa aureostriata
Bambusa balcooa
Bambusa beechyana
Bambusa beechyana var Pubescens
Bambusa blumeana
Bambusa boniopsis
Bambusa burmanica
Bambusa chungii
Bambusa cornigera
Bambusa corniculata
Bambusa diaoluoshanensis
Bambusa dissimulator var albinodia
Bambusa dolichomerithalla
Bambusa dolichomerithalla cv Silverstripe
Bambusa eutoldoides
Bamabusa eutoldoides var. basistriata
Bambusa gibba
Bambusa heterostachya
Bambusa heterostachya variegated
Bambusa indigena
Bambusa Lako
Bambusa longispiculata
Bambusa maculata
Bambusa malingensis
Bambusa multiplex
Bambusa multiplex cv Alphonse Karr
Bambusa multiplex cv Fernleaf
Bambusa multiplex cv Cream stripe
Bambusa multiplex cv Golden Goddess
Bambusa multiplex cv Goldstripe
Bambusa multiplex var Riviereorum
Bambusa multiplex cv Silverstripe
Bambusa multiplex cv Stripestem
Bambusa nutans
Bambusa oldhamii
Bambusa oliveriana
Bambusa pachinensis
Bambusa polymorpha
Bambusa pervariabilis
Bambusa pervariabilis viridis striata
Bambusa Ridleyii
Bambusa Sp. var Mrs Small
Bambusa sinospinosa
Bambusa stenostachya
Bambusa textilis
Bambusa textilis fusca
Bambusa textilis var glabra
Bambusa textilis var gracilis
Bambusa tulda
Bambusa tuldoides
Bambusa valida
Bambusa vario striata
Bambusa ventricosa
Bambusa ventricosa f. kimmei
Bambusa vulgaris
Bambusa vulgaris cv Vittata
Bambusa vulgaris cv Wamin
Cephalostachyum pergracile
Chusquea coronalis
Chusquea pitteri
Dendrocalamus asper
Dendrocalamus asper f. niger
Dendrocalamus bambusoides
Dendrocalamus brandsii
Dendrocalamus brandsii black
Dendrocalamus brandsii variegated
Dendrocalamus Calostachyus
Dendrocalamus giganteus
Dendrocalamus hassakarliana
Dendrocalamus latiflorus
Dendrocalamus latiflorus var Mei Nung
Dendrocalamus maroochy
Dendrocalamus membranaceus
Dendrocalamus minor
Dendrocalamus minor var. amoenus
Dendrocalamus strictus
Dinochloa scandens
Gigantochloa apus
Gigantochloa Albociliata
Gigantochloa atroviolacea
Gigantochloa atter
Gigantochloa levis
Gigantochloa luteostriata
Gigantochloa pseudoarundinacea
Gigantochloa ridleyii
Gigantochloa robusta
Gigantochloa sikkimensis
Gigantochloa wrayii
Guadua amplexifolia
Guadua angustifolia
Guadua angustifolia cv striata
Guadua panniculata
Melocanna baccifera
Nastus elatus
Neohouzeaua sp
Otatea acuminata aztecorum
Otatea acuminata acuminata
Schizostachyzum brachycladum
Schizostachyzum glaucifolium
Schizostachyzum dumetoreum
Schizostachyzum hainanensis
Schizostachyzum jaculans
Schizostachyzum lima
Schizostachyzum lumampao
Schizostachyzum sp Murray Island
Schizostachyzum zolligeri
Thamnocalamus Spathaceus
Thyrostachys siamensis

Running Bamboo:

Arundinaria dushanensis
Chimonobambusa quadrangularis
Chimonobambusa marmorea
Chimonobambusa marmorea cv Variegata
Hibanobambusa tranquillans cv Shiroshima
Indocalamus tessallatus
Indocalamus tessallatus f hamadae
Phyllostachys aurea
Phyllostachys aurea f flavescens-inversa
Phyllostachys bambusoides
Phyllostachys bambusoides cv Castilloni
Phyllostachys bambusoides cv Castilloni-inversa
Phyllostachys elegans
Phyllostachys flexuosa
Phyllostachys humilis
Phyllostachys meyerii
Phyllostachys nidularia
Phyllostachys nigra
Phyllostachys pubescens
Phyllostachys rubromarginata
Phyllostachys viridis
Phyllostachys vivax
Pleioblastus argenteostriatus
Pleioblastus argenteostriatus f akebono
Pleioblastus argenteostriatus f albo-striatus
Pleioblastus chino
Pleioblastus chino f angustifolius
Pleioblastus disticus
Pleioblastus fortunei
Pleioblastus fortunei f albo-striatus
Pleioblastus linearis
Pleioblastus nagashima
Pleioblastus pygmeus
Pleioblastus shibuyanus f tsuboii
Pleioblastus simonii
Pleioblastus simonii f heterophyllus
Pleioblastus viridi-striatus
Pseudosasa japonica
Pseudosasa japonica tsutsumiana
Sasa palmata
Sasa tsuboiana
Sasa veitchii
Sasaella glabra f albo- striata
Semiarundinaria fastuosa
Semiarundinaria fastuosa viridis
Semiarundinaria yashadake f kimmei
Shibatea kumasaca
Shibatea lancifolia
Sinobambusa rubroligula
Sinobambusa tootsik

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Alright, it's not about permaculture, but it's the only poem I know, and I love it:

There rolls the deep where grew the tree.
O earth, what changes hast thou seen!
There where the long street roars, hath been
The stillness of the central sea.

The hills are shadows, and they flow
From form to form, and nothing stands;
They melt like mist, the solid lands,
Like clouds they shape themselves and go.

But in my spirit will I dwell,
And dream my dream, and hold it true;
For tho’ my lips may breathe adieu,
I cannot think the thing farewell.