Bambusa kingiana Gamble

Habit

Height : 20-23m

Diameter : 10cm

Length of Leaf : 25-30 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 2.5-6.3 cm

Shape of Leaf : linear-lanceolate

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : Manipur(Irong), Myanmar

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : compoundleafy panicle, bearing spicate branchlets with somewhat regularly spaced clusters of 1-6 purple-tipped spikelets; rachisflexuose, 1.2-2.5 cm long, joints flattened on one side, pubescent when young, glabrous on aging, bracts small. Spikelets12 mm long and 0.5 mm broad, flattened, purplish, with 2 empty glumes, 4-6 fertile flowers and single terminal imperfectflower; rachilla clavate, flattened, ca. 0.25 mm long; empty glumes ovate-acute, mucronate, ciliate on the edges, floweringglumes larger; palea oblong, acute or acuminate, long ciliate on the keels, 2-nerved in between; lodicules 3, 2 ovateblunt, 1 lanceolate, all along fimbriate, usually 3-nerved. Stamens half exserted, anthers narrow, apiculate with a tuft ofpenicillate hairs. Ovary broadly ovoid, stalked, hairy; style short, thick, almost basally separating into 3 purple plumosestigmas.

Flowering Reported : Manipur (1987-88)

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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