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  Bambusa bambos
 
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  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss in Vilmorin, Blumengartn. 1:1189.1896; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 429. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 14,20. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 505. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 377. 1997; Seethalakshmi & Muktesh, Bamboos of India 40. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 338. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 385. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 805. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 564. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 821. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 953. 2009. Arundo bambos L., Sp. Pl. 81. 1753. Bambusa bambos (L.) var. gigantea (Bahadur & Jain) Bennet & Gaur, Thirty Seven Bamboos Inida 21. 1990; Seethalakshmi & Muktesh, Bamboos of India 46. 1998. Bambusa arundinacea (Retz.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 2: 245. 1799; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 395. 1896; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1859(1286). 1934; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 461. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 449. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 528. 1988; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 350. 1982; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 445. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 916. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 566. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 563. 1994; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 818. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 512. 1998. Bambusa arundinacea (Retz.) Willd. var. gigantea Bahadur & Jain, Indian J. For. 4: 283. 1981.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karmmaram, Mula, Muncha, Mungil, Kabu, Kaniyaram, Pattil
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bamboo, Spiny bamboo, Thorny bamboo
  Description: Culms from a thick stoloniferous rhizome, erect, to 30 m tall and10-20 cm across; culm sheaths broadly triangular, densely brownish-hairy within, and scattered hairy without. Leaves to 20 cm long; sheaths to 12 x .2 cm, linear, glabrous; ligule short, entire; petiole short. Inflorescence a compound panicle with the spikelets in heads. Spikelets 1-many-flowered, 0.8-2 cm long, oblong, terete. Bracts glume-like. Glumes 1-3, to 5.5 mm, broadly ovate, mucronate. Lemmas to 6.5 mm, lanceolate, mucronate, coriaceous, glabrous. Paleas to 7 mm, 2-keeled, ciliate. Stamens 6. Style 1; stigmas 3. Caryopsis linearly cylindric.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-February
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also grown in homesteads
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-750
  Localities: Poringal, Alampetty, Koruthode, Pandaravarai, Nilambur, Vallicode-Kottayam, Pathenthode, Begur, Periyarum, Panathur, Payyavur, Bhavani river bank, Venmony, Karimpuzha, Kulathupuzha, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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