Bambusa bambos var. gigantea Bennet and Gaur.

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Bamboo Morphology Culms : Tufted Height: 20-35m  Diameter:15-25cm  Culm Color: Light green
Internode Length: 27-35cm  Culm Sheath Colour: usually 25-40 cm long and 30-50 cm broad, coriaceous, tip rounded, marginplated, pubescent with dark brown hairs, deciduous at the time of branch development; ligule continues with thesheath apex, margin fringed with cilia; auricle short, blade up to 12 cm long, adaxial surface with dense dark brownhairs, velvety, base cordate, tip acute.

Length of Leaf: 10-30 cm  Breadth of Leaf : 1.5-4 cm  Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Habitat:   Altitude:   Soil:

Native to:
Introduced to: South India, Kerala (Attappady)

Description of Inflorescence and Flower:
Flowering Cycle:   Flowering Reported:Dehra Dun (1984)


Uses: Construction, scaffoldings, pulp and paper, edible shoots

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998