Racemobambos mannii (Gamble) M.Kumar

Beneng (Khasi hills), Kabeneng (Jaintia hills)

Habit

Culms : Tufted

Height : 10m

Diameter : 8m

Internode Length : 90cm

Culm Sheath Color : 30-40 cm long and ca.0.7 cm broad at thetop, thin and slender, persistent, outer surface rough with stiff brown bristles; imperfect blade ca. 25 cm long, continuouswith the sheath, hairy on the ventral surface at the base, linear, apex narrowed into a long setaceous point; ligulenarrow, dentate.

Length of Leaf : 20 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 2 cm

Shape of Leaf : lanceolate

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Native to : North east India, Meghalaya

Uses: Construction

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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