Bambusa vulgaris
Bambusa vulgaris
Bambusa vulgaris
Bambusa vulgaris
Bambusa vulgaris
Bambusa vulgaris

Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. ex J.C. Wendl.

  • Habit
  • Culms: Tufted
  • Culm Diameter: 5 - 10 cm
  • Culm Internode Length: 45 cm
  • Wall thickness: Thick-walled
  • Height: 8 - 20 meter

  • Identification Features: Culm bright green, glossy, mature culms yellowish, nodes prominent, lower ones often with a narrow ring of roots, usually covered with brown hairs; Culm-sheaths 15-25 cm long; Leaves: 15-25 cm long, Lanceolate; Inflorescence a large leafy compound panicle.
  • Flowering Cycle:
  • Distribution: India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam,Bihar, Chhatisgarh, Goa, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Orissa, Rajasthan, West Bengal), Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka.
  • Altitude: Up to 1200 meter
  • Spacing for Cultivation:7 x 7 meter
  • Uses: Construction, Handicrafts, Pulp and Paper, Scaffoldings
Vernacular names of Bambusa vulgaris

Bakal (Bengal and Manipur): Sunderkania bansa (Orissa)

Synonym of Bambusa vulgaris

Arundo mitis Lour., Nastus thouarsii Raspail, Nastus viviparus Raspail, Bambusa monogyna Blanco, Bambusa sieberi Grisebach, Leleba vulgaris (Schrad. ex J.C.Wendl.) Nakai, Bambusa striata Lodd. ex Lindl., Bambusa mitis Blanco, Bambusa monogyna Blanco, Arundarbor monogyna (Blanco) Kuntze, Bambusa humilis Rchb. ex Rupr., Bambusa surinamensis Rupr., Arundo fera Oken, Bambusa fera (Oken) Miq, Arundarbor fera (Oken) Kuntze, Bambusa blancoi Steud., Bambusa sieberi Griseb.,Arundarbor blancoi (Steud.)Kuntze, Bambusa auriculata Kurz, Gigantochloa auriculata (Kurz) Kurz, Oxytenanthera auriculata (Kurz) Prain, Bambusa madagascariensis Rivière & C.Rivière, Bambusa vulgaris var. vittata Rivière & C.Rivière, Bambusa vulgaris f. vittata (Rivière & C.Rivière) McClure, Bambusa vulgaris var. latiflora Balansa, Bambusa latiflora(Balansa) T.Q.Nguyen, Bambusa nguyenii Ohrnb, Bambusa wamin E.G.Camus, Bambusa vulgaris var. aureovariegata Beadle in L.H.Bailey, Bambusa vulgaris f. waminii T.H.Wen, Bambos mitis (Lour.) Poir, Bambusa mitis (Lour.) Steud, Phyllostachys mitis (Lour.) Rivière & C.Rivière, Arundarbor mitis (Lour.) Kuntze, Nastus thouarsii Raspail, Bambusa thouarsii(Raspail) Kunth, Nastus viviparus Raspail, Bambusa striata Lodd. ex Lindl, Arundarbor striata (Lodd. ex Lindl.) Kuntze, Bambusa vulgaris var. striata (Lodd. ex Lindl.)Gamble, Leleba vulgaris var. striata (Lodd. ex Lindl.) Nakai

Flowering Reported: Bangladesh in 1851, 1863, 1879, 1890 and 1892. Bangladesh in 1980-81 and 1983-84 (sporadic flowering).

Remarks: Cultivated in India. as ornamental species; the widely cultivated Bambusa wamin E. G. Camus is a synonym of this species.

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