TITLE

A Brief Look at Fargesia

AUTHOR(S)
Adams, Whitney
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Bamboo: The Magazine of the American Bamboo Society;Apr2010, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a brief history of Fargesia, a bamboo specie that originated in China and was brought to the western world by a French missionary and naturalist named Paul Guillaume Farges in the late 19th century. Particular focus is placed on the two earliest species that were cultivated in Europe and the U.S. namely the Fargesia Nitida or Fountain Bamboo and the Fargesia Murieliae or Umbrella Bamboo. The article also chronicles subsequent introductions of new species stemming from the initial plants like the genus Borinda.
ACCESSION #
58498757

 

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