Phyllostachys puberula (Miq.) Munro.

Phyllostachys Digra var. henonis (Mitford) Rendle.

Habit

Height : 3-6m

Diameter : 2-4cm

Culm Color : Green, dull, grayish green

Culm Sheath Color : yellowish green to light orange-yellow when young, ciliate, ciliated auricles conspicuouswith scabrous bristles; imperfect blade short, reflexed, lanceolate; ligule 2- 2.5 mm long, ciliate.

Length of Leaf : 5-10 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 8-12 mm

Shape of Leaf : lanceolate

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : India

Native to : China

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : fasciculate spike, 2.5-3 cm long, bracts shorter than thespike, lanceolate, short-pubescent on the back near the tip, with a short subulate blade at the apex. Spikelets linear,usually 2-flowered; glumes 1, 12 mm long, 9-11-nerved, lemmas linear lanceolate, ca.15 mm long, pubescent, graduallytapering at the apex; paleas a little shorter than the lemmas, pubescent. Stamens 3, elongate, pendulous; anthers 7-8mm long, yellow. Ovary oblong-ovate, style 1, elongate, glabrous; stigmas 3.

Uses: Ornamental plant

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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