Bambusa griffithiana Munro

Arundarbor griffithiana (Munro) Kuntze , Dendrocalamus griffithianus (Munro) Kurz

Habit

Length of Leaf : 2.5-3.7 cm

Shape of Leaf : lanceolate

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : Manipur, Myanmar

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : terminal panicle, branches spicate bearing heads of spikelets 2.5-10 cm apart; rachis soft,hollow. Spikelets cylindrical, 12-13 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, acute, with two empty glumes, one fertile flower and onerudimentary flower on a terminally produced rachilla; the rudimentary flower thrice as long as the rachilla; emptyglumes ovate-acute, many-nerved; flowering glumes mucronate, convolute; palea long, 2-keeled, membranous, the keels many-nerved, bearing in the deep concavity between the keels, the rachilla of the rudimentary flower; lodicules 3,hyaline, long-fimbriate, two ovate-obtuse, the third smaller, acute. Stamens exserted; anthers obtuse, bifid at the apex.Ovary ovoid, gradually tapering into a very minute style; stigmas 3, long, plumose.

Flowering Reported : Myanmar(1837)

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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