Bambusa polymorpha Munro

Bambusa cyanostachya Kurz Arundarbor polymorpha (Mnuro) Kuntze

Jama, Betwa (Assam, West Bengal), Betua (Bengal), Bari (Tripura), Narangi bans (Madhya Pradesh)

Habit

Culms : Tufted

Height : 16-25m

Diameter : 8-15cm

Culm Color : Grayish-green

Internode Length : 40-60cm

Culm Sheath Color : or black bulbous-based hairs when

Length of Leaf : 7-18 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 1-2 cm

Shape of Leaf : Linear lanceolate

Altitude : 10-30m

Soil : Loamy-alluvial soils

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Habitat : Low Hilly slopes

Introduced to : Coimbatore, Palakkad, Nilambur, Wynad, Coorg(1913-24)Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka

Native to : India, Bangladesh, Myanmar

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : Branched Panicle

Flowering Cycle : 55- 60 years

Flowering Reported : Myanmar(1914,1929-30), Bangladesh(1981-82)

Propagation : Seeds, culm cutting

Uses: Agarbathi sticks, construction, edible shoots, pulp and paper, fibre boards, landscaping

References: Seethalakshmi K.K, 1998; Manual for establishment and management of bamboo plantations, march 2005

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