Bambusa balcooa
Bambusa balcooa
Bambusa balcooa

Bambusa balcooa Roxb.

  • Habit
  • Culms: Caespitose, Clumping
  • Culm Diameter: 6 - 15 cm
  • Culm Internode Length: 20 - 40 cm
  • Wall thickness: Thick-walled, up to 2.5 cm
  • Height: 12 - 22 meter

  • Identification Features: Rhizomes short, pachymorph; young shoot blakish green with actute tip; culm color grayish green with pointed recurved branchlets; culm sheath without auricles; leaves 15-30 cm long 2.5-5 cm broad; inflorescence panicle, bearing spicate branching with bracteate heads.
  • Flowering Cycle: 35 - 45 Years
  • Distribution: Bangladesh, India (Assam, Bihar, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, West Bengal), Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam
  • Altitude: Up to 700 meter
  • Spacing for Cultivation: 7 x 7 meter
  • Uses: Building and Construction, Edible shoots, Handicrafts, Pulp and Paper
Vernacular names of Bambusa balcooa

baluka (Assam), Balku -bans, boro -bans(West Bengal), wamnah, beru (Meghalaya), barak (Tripura)

Synonym of Bambusa balcooa

Arundarbor balcooa (Roxb.) Kuntze, Bambusa capensis Rupr.,Bambusa vulgaris Nees, Dendrocalamus balcooa Voigt

Flowering Reported: Uttar pradesh (1986), Manipur (1987-1988), Bangladesh (1983 – 85)

Remarks: Widely cultivated species; Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu introduced for cultivation

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