Bambusa bambos var. gigantea Bennet and Gaur.

Habit

Culms : Tufted

Height : 20-35m

Diameter : 15-25cm

Culm Color : Light green

Internode Length : 27-35cm

Culm Sheath Color : usually 25-40 cm long and 30-50 cm broad, coriaceous, tip rounded, marginplated, pubescent with dark brown hairs, deciduous at the time of branch development; ligule continues with thesheath apex, margin fringed with cilia; auricle short, blade up to 12 cm long, adaxial surface with dense dark brownhairs, velvety, base cordate, tip acute.

Length of Leaf : 10-30 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 1.5-4 cm

Shape of Leaf : lanceolate

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : South India, Kerala (Attappady)

Flowering Reported : Dehra Dun (1984)

Uses: Construction, scaffoldings, pulp and paper, edible shoots

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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