Bambusa longispiculata Gamble

Metenga (Bengal).

Habit

Height : 10-15m

Diameter : 7-10 cm

Culm Color : Green

Internode Length : 30-70cm

Culm Sheath Color : 16-25 cm longand 16-30 cm broad, generally covered with brownish-black appressed hairs; blade broadly triangular, cordate, erect,hairy within, the base narrowed to a wavy fringed band along the upper edge of the sheath; ligule 4 mm high, entire orlacerate, ciliate; auricles unequal, prominent, falcate, with bristles, deciduous.

Length of Leaf : 18-30 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 2.5-6.5 cm

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : Mizoram

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : erect, often branching; spikes 28-38 cm long; spikeletspolished, compressed in the axils of long coriaceous sheaths without a blade. Empty glumes 2, fertile, 15-30, 2.5 cmlong.

Flowering Reported : Bangladesh(1978-85)

Propagation : Rhizome planting

Uses: Construction, baskets

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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