Thyrsostachys oliveri Gamble

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Bamboo Morphology Culms : Tufted Height: 15-25m  Diameter:5cm  Culm Color: Dull green
Internode Length: 40-60cm  Culm Sheath Colour: fibrous, imbricating at the base, green when young, turning orange and finally brown, persistent, clothed on the back with thick, white, stiff, pubescence, rounded at the top margins thin and ciliate; ligule ca. 4 mm high, dentate; auricles 2, very small, triangular blade upto 23 cm long, 2-3 cm broad, recurved, awl-shaped, hairy on both surfaces. Young shoots cone shaped, orange mixed with light green colour, covered with white hairs blade narrow erect.

Length of Leaf: 15-20 cm  Breadth of Leaf : 1.2-1.5 cm  Leaf Shape: linear-lanceolate

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Native to: Myanmar
Introduced to: Calcutta,FRI,Dehra Dun, Nilambur(Wynad),Coimbatore

Description of Inflorescence and Flower:
Flowering Cycle: 48-50 years  Flowering Reported:Myanmar(1891), Dehra Dun (1938), Haldwani (1962-63)

Propagation:Culm cutting

Uses: Construction ,baskets, edible shoots

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998