Dendrocalamus brandisii
Dendrocalamus brandisii
Dendrocalamus brandisii

Dendrocalamus brandisii (Munro) Kurz

  • Habit
  • Culms: caespitose
  • Culm Diameter: 13 - 20 cm
  • Culm Internode Length: 30 - 38 cm
  • Wall thickness: Thick-walled
  • Height: 19 - 33 meter

  • Identification Features: Culm Color greenish gray, with aerial roots from the nodes, Culm-internodes terete; Culm-sheaths 40-60 cm long, with white hairs, auriculate; Leaves: lanceolate, 20-30 cm long; 25-50 mm wide; Inflorescence a huge branched panicle with long spicate flagelliform branches, Fertile spikelets sessile; Fruit: Caryopsis with crustaceous pericarp, ovoid, 2.5-4 mm long.
  • Flowering Cycle:
  • Distribution: India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Kerala, Manipur), China, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam.
  • Altitude: Up to 1300 meter
  • Spacing for Cultivation:10 x 10 meter
  • Uses: Building and Construction, Edible shoots, Furniture, Handicrafts
Vernacular names of Dendrocalamus brandisii

Bulka (Bengal), Wanan (Manipur), Bilathi mula (Kerala)

Synonym of Dendrocalamus brandisii

Arundarbor brandisii (Munro) Kuntze, Bambusa brandisii Munro, Sinocalamus brandisii (Munro) Keng f.

Flowering Reported: Myanmar in 1862 (Brandis), in 1870 (Kurz) and in 1890 and 1894 (Oliver), Coorg in 1961-62 (Gregarious flowering), Manipur in 1987-88

Remarks: Possibly introduced to India for cultivation and naturalized.

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