Murray Island

Murray Island

Schizostachyum sp "Murray Island"


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Recently located on Murray Island in Australias Torres Straight, this small and attractive, very erect, dense clumped light green bamboo has branchless culms which almost touch until they become pendulous then breaking into a mushroom shaped mass of large slightly rough textured leaves hanging to about half its height. It is used for making the Solomon Island Pan Flute and a profusion of other utensils. The thin walled culms are split by crushing and the strong multiple flats then used for weaving. Internodes grow up to one metre long. Makes a great hedge or garden piece.
  • Frost to: 3 DegC.
  • Origin: Australia
  • Typical height: 5m
  • Typical pole diameter: 25mm.
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