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Bambusetum in Thrissur

Bambusetum, the field research centre of Kerala Forest Research Institute in Velupadam near Thrissur district of Kerala, India, is home to a wide variety of bamboo species. Established in 1988 as part of the IDRC Bamboo project, this bamboo world has in store around 55 species of bamboo varieties from the country and outside.

The KFRI-Bambusetum has 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 state. The Bambusetam also serves as genetic resource for future crop improvement programmes.