A Brief Look at Fargesia

Adams, Whitney
April 2010
Bamboo: The Magazine of the American Bamboo Society;Apr2010, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p12
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.


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