KFRI Sympodial Bambusetum

The Bambusetum was established during 1988-95 as part of the IDRC Bamboo project in the campus of Field Research Centre, Veluppadam which at present houses about 63 different species of bamboos. Information on clump development, culm production and growth parameters like culm length, culm girth, etc. are being gathered, computed and analyzed for productivity of these valuable Bamboos. The bambusetum still on expansion will have an exhaustive collection of Sympodial bamboos that can be grown in a typical agro-climatic zone and to gather invaluable scientific information on bamboo growth in our state. The Bambusetam will also serve as genetic resource for future crop improvement programmes and for forest managers and farmers.

The KFRI Bamboosetum has 63species. Of this, 55 species are in the Field Research Centre, Velupadam and the remaining 8 species (3 of them yet to be identified) in a high elevation site at Devikulam