Bambusa khasiana Munro

Arundarbor Khasiana (Munro) Kuntze

Habit

Height : 10-15m

Internode Length : 15-25cm

Culm Sheath Color : 12-15 cm long and 10-12 cmbroad, striate, covered with dense, appressed hairs;imperfect blade as long as or longer than the sheath,narrow, the sides widened out into large, inflated,membranous wings, broadly rounded on thesheath; ligule very short.

Length of Leaf : 10-15 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 2-2.5 cm

Shape of Leaf : lanceolate

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : Meghalaya (Khasi and Jaintia Hills), Assam( North Cachar Hills) , Myanmar

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : panicle madeup of branches bearing distant sub-verticillategroups of spikelets, many sterile. Fertile spikelets1.5-2.5 cm long, at first cylindrical, afterwardscompressed, glabrous, 5-6-flowered, the lowerhermaphrodite, the upper 1-2 imperfect, sterile;rachilla striate, fimbriate at the top; glumes short,ovate, mucronate, brown on the margins, glabrous;lemmas same as glumes, 11-13-nerved, glabrous;palea 2-keeled, ciliate on the keels; lodicules ovateorbicular,many-nerved, shortly fimbriate. Stamenswith obtuse anthers. Ovary linear-oblong with short style; stigmas 3, plumose.

Flowering Reported : Meghalaya(1850), Manipur(1885)

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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