Bambusa burmanica Gamble

Thaikawa (Assam).

Habit

Culms : Caespitose

Height : 10-20m

Diameter : 7-10cm

Culm Color : Green

Internode Length : 25-40cm

Culm Sheath Color : green when young, turning pale along the marginswhen old, glabrous on the back, blade cordately rounded at base, apex acuminate, auricles with 1-2 mm long cilia,fringed ligule more or less entire.

Length of Leaf : 25-30 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 3.5-5 cm

Shape of Leaf : oblong- lanceolate

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : Assam, Myanmar, Malaysia

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : Inflorescence with spicate branches, bearing heads offew spikelets. Glumes 2, mucronate. Spikelets upto 2.5cm long, many-flowered; fertile flowers 5-6; lemmaovate, mucronate, many-nerved; palea ovate, elliptic,2-keeled, ciliate on the keels, 4-5-veined. Sterile flowers1 or 2. Lodicules 3, 5-6-nerved. Anthers apiculate. Ovarywith short style and stigmas 3, pubescent.

Flowering Reported : Myanmar(1890)

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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