Dendrocalamus sikkimensis Gamble ex Oliv.

Rawami (Mizoram).

Habit

Culms : Caespitose

Height : 17-20m

Diameter : 12-20cm

Culm Color : Dark green

Internode Length : 45cm

Culm Sheath Color : 36 cm long and 30 cm broad, denselycovered with golden-brown hairs; imperfect blade lanceolate, often as longas the sheath, recurved, decurrent into two auricles fringed with pale bristles;ligule 5 mm wide, sharply serrate

Length of Leaf : 15-25 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 3.5-5 cm

Shape of Leaf : oblong-lanceolate

Altitude : 2100m

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : West bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : large panicle with stiff nodose branches bearinglarge red-brown globose heads; rachis dull brown, sparsely pubescent.Spikelets 1.2-2 cm long, lanceolate; empty glumes 3-4, broadly ovate, roundedwith ciliate keels; fertile florets 2-3; lemmas ovate-acute, glabrous, mucronate, ciliate; palea of the lowest floret2-keeled, hairy on the keels, many-nerved, shortly bifid. Stamens 6. Ovary sub-globular, hairy; style hairy with clubshapedstigma.

Flowering Reported : Mizoram(1977-79)

Uses: Container, Pulp and paper, huts, fence, posts, ropes, boxes, pipes, fodder

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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