Dendrocalamus membranaceus Munro

Dendrocalamus membranaceus f. filmbriligulatus Hsueh & D.Z.Li, Dendrocalamus membranaceus f. pilosus Hsueh & D.Z.Li

Huangzhu (chinese), Wa-pyu (Burmese), Mai-nuan (Thai)


Height : 20-24m

Diameter : 6-10cm

Culm Color : Green

Internode Length : 22-38cm

Culm Sheath Color : rounded above and with a fringe of

Length of Leaf : 12- 25 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 1.5-2.5 cm

Shape of Leaf : lanceolate

Altitude : 1000m

Soil : Laterite soil, black lime stone

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Habitat : Tropical mixed deciduous forest

Introduced to : China, Taiwan

Native to : Kerala

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : Branched Panicle

Flowering Reported : North-Eastern India(1973,1992,1994)

Propagation : Seeds, tissue culture

Uses: Construction, Pulp and paper, chopsticks

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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