Pseudoxytenanthera monadelpha (Thwaites) soderstr.& R.P.Ellis

Bambusa monadelpha (Thwaites) O.F. Mull., Dendrocalamus monadelphus Thwaites., Oxytenanthera monadelpha (Thwaites) Alston
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Bamboo Morphology Culms : Tufted Height: 3-3.5m  Diameter:2.5cm  Culm Color:
Internode Length: 30-45cm  Culm Sheath Colour: 15 cm long and 7.9 cm broad, truncate at the mouth, ciliate on the margins, those of thicker shoots appressed hairyon the back, younger and thinner shoots nearly glabrous; imperfect blade 7.5-12.5 cm long and 2.5 cm broad ovateacuminate,rounded at the base and decurrent; auricles large, rounded, falcate, with stiff curved bristles.

Length of Leaf:   Breadth of Leaf :   Leaf Shape: anceolate

Habitat: Moist deciduous, Semi evergreen  Altitude:   Soil:

Native to:
Introduced to: South India, Sri Lanka, Kerala, Karnataka, and some part of Tamil Nadu

Description of Inflorescence and Flower: large leafy panicle with spicatebranchlets bearing heads of more or lessclosely packed spikelets, bracts small,ovate, rachis smooth; spikelets oftenin pairs, usually 1-flowered; emptyglumes 2-3, ovate, mucronate,sometimes ciliate on edges; floweringglume ovate-acute, mucronate, palea convolute, glabrous except at the ciliate point. Stamens exserted; anthers narrow, long, apiculate, hairy at the tip.Ovary ovate acuminate, style hairy, stigmas 3, short, plumose.
Flowering Cycle:   Flowering Reported:Nilgiri (1847,1851), Anamalai(1865,1871), Maharashtra(1994)


Uses: baskets, fence, thatching

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998, Muktesh Kumar M.S, 2011