Bambusa bambos var. gigantea Bennet and Gaur.
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:
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