Pseudobambusa kurzii (Munro) Ohrnb.

Habit

Height : 6 - 9m

Diameter : 7.5 to 10cm

Culm Color : Green

Internode Length : 45-60cm

Culm Sheath Color : 12 cm long and 10 cm wide, brown in colour; auricle with recurved; sheath blade 5 cm long, covered with microciliate hairs.

Length of Leaf : 10-17.5cm

Breadth of Leaf : 1.3-3cm

Shape of Leaf : lanceolate to linear lanceolate

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : Asia, India, Andaman Islands, Vietnam, Thailand

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : rachilla short, glabrous; empty glumes ovate, mucronate, many- nerved; flowering glumes similar but longer, 1 cm long, rough, above; palea narrow, 8 mm long, acuminate, membranous, 3- nerved on the back, ciliate on the keels. Lodicules 0 to 3, often absent, when present lanceolate, blunt, 3 to 5 nerved, shortly ciliate, one much larger than the others. Stamens scarcely exserted; anthers purple, 1 to 1.2 cm long; cells unequal, roughly apiculate. Ovary stalked, hairy, narrowly elliptic, flattened and somewhat triquetrous, gradually narrowed upwards in to a long style. Style 3-fid; stigmas minutely hairy.

References: Muktesh kumar M.S, 2011

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