Pseudoxytenanthera monadelpha (Thwaites) soderstr.& R.P.EllisBambusa monadelpha (Thwaites) O.F. Mull., Dendrocalamus monadelphus Thwaites., Oxytenanthera monadelpha (Thwaites) Alston
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:
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