Phyllostachys assamica Gamble

Habit

Culms : Caespitose

Height : 10- 12m

Diameter : 20cm

Culm Color : Bright green

Culm Sheath Color : 15-25 cm long, thin, contractedat the summit into a short, truncate or rounded collar, covered with black hairs, imperfect blade subulate, lanceolate,wrinkled; ligule fringed with long hairs.

Length of Leaf : 8-12 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 12-16 mm

Altitude : 2400m

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Native to : Assam, Arunachal Pradesh

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : paniclemade up of lanceolate spikelets; bracts ciliate at the throat, with a foliaceous limb, large. Spikelets brownish or greenish,20-25 mm long, with 3-5 perfect florets, the upper floret imperfect. Lemma ovate acute, many-nerved. Paleas as long asthe lemmas, narrow, bimucronate at the tip, 2-keeled, ciliate on the keels. Lodicules ovate- lanceolate or oblanceolate,some times emarginate or bifid fimbriate. Stamens exserted, pendulous, connective apiculate; ovary ovoid, furrowed at base.

Seed Type : Caryopsis

Uses: Walking Sticks

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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