Bambusa polymorpha
Bambusa polymorpha
Bambusa polymorpha
Bambusa polymorpha

Bambusa polymorpha Munro

  • Habit
  • Culms: Caespitose
  • Culm Diameter: 7.5 - 15 cm
  • Culm Internode Length: 40 - 60 cm
  • Wall thickness: Thick-walled
  • Height: 15 - 25 meter

  • Identification Features: Culm Color grayish- green; Culm-sheaths 15-18 cm long and persistent, auriculate with appressed hairs; Leaves: 7-17 cm long, 0.7-1.2 cm broad, Lanceolate; Inflorescence is a branched panicle; Fruit is Caryopsis with adherent pericarp, ovoid, 5 mm long, hairy at apex.
  • Flowering Cycle: 55 - 60 years.
  • Distribution: India (Arunachal pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal), Bangladesh, China, Myanmar
  • Spacing for Cultivation:5 x 5 meter
  • Uses: Building and construction, Handicrafts, Furniture, Pulp and paper, Edible shoots, Agarbathi sticks, fibre boards, landscaping
Vernacular names of Bambusa polymorpha

Jama betwa, Betwa, Bethua-bah (Assam); Betua, Jaibaroowa, Jama (Bengal); Narangi bhas (Madhya Pradesh); Bari (Tripura)

Synonym of Bambusa polymorpha

Arundarbor polymorpha (Munro) Kuntze, Bambusa cyanostachya Kurz ex Gamble in J.D.Hooker

Flowering Reported: Myanmar in 1854-1860, 1914, 1929-30 (Sporadic and gregarious), Bangladesh in 1981-82

Remarks: Possibly in introduced to India for cultivation; reported from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura; cultivated in Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. Seed number varies from 21000-40000/kg depending on the location with 40 per cent germin

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