Bambusa cacharensis R.B Majumdar


Culm Sheath Color : 12-15 cm long and 25-27 cm broad, sheath-blades orange-yellow and spreading at right angles to the axis; covered on the back with chocolate-brown sharp spicular hairs; blade with wavy auricles with thick rigid cilia on the margins and short dense hairs outside on the body.

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : Brahmaputra valley, Assam(Cachar hills)

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : panicle occupying the whole culm; spikelets aggregated at the nodes of the ultimate branchlets, 3-3.5 cm long and 3-6 flowered, rachilla internodes articulated; florets 10-15 mm long, glossy green. Can be easily spotted in the field due to the coloured reflexed blades of the culm-sheaths.

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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