Bambusa striata Lodd. Ex Lindl.

Basini bans (Bengal), Sundrogai (Orissa).

Habit

Culms : Tufted

Height : 4-8m

Diameter : 5-8cm

Culm Color : Yellow-Green

Internode Length : 10-15cm

Culm Sheath Color : somewhat similar toB. vulgaris but smaller.

Length of Leaf : 15-20 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 2-2.5 cm

Shape of Leaf : linear-oblong or oblong-lanceolate

Altitude : 1000m

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Native to : China, Japan

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : large leafy compound panicle bearing spicate branches with heads of spikelets in bracteate clusters of3-10, clusters larger at the nodes; rachis somewhat furrowed, end segments hairy. Spikelets 1.5-2 cm long, oblong, acutebearing 1-2 empty glumes; flowers 6-10; empty glumes ovate-acute, ciliate at tip, many-nerved; flowering glume larger;palea bluntly acute, 2-keeled, faintly 3-nerved. Lodicules 2, unequal, ovate-oblong, membranous. Stamens exserted;anthers narrow, apiculate; ovary narrowly oblong, hairy; style 3; stigma plumose.

Flowering Reported : Hooker(1973)

Uses: Construction, landscaping

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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