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  Bambusa tuldoides
 
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  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Bambusa tuldoides Munro, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26: 93. 1868. Bambusa ventricosa McClure, Lingnan Sci. Journ. 17: 57. 1938.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Buddha's belly bamboo
  Description: Culms tufted, to 5 m tall; internodes often obliquely swollen, nearly as wide as long, to 4 cm diameter; successive internodes forming a slightly zig-zag pattern; long slender horizontal branches frequent from lower nodes of such culms. Culm-sheaths somewhat flushed with purple when young, quite hairless on the back, on the largest culms to 20 cm. long, top rounded, with a crisped auricle to 4 mm, high on each side of the base of the blade, edge of auricle bearing crisped bristles 4-5 mm, long; blade erect, smooth on the back, and rough hairy on the upper surface, on upper sheaths narrowly triangular with a slightly narrowed base and edges stiffly inflexed towards the pointed apex, edges bristly near the base, line of junctions between sheath and blade not distinct externally in the middle part; ligule to 5 mm. high, lower towards the outer ends, edge sinuous and minutely hairly. Leaf-blades to 15 x 2 cm., lower ones with broad truncate base, stalks short, lower surface very shortly soft-hairy (velvety to the touch), colour as upper surface; sheath auricles usually with fine bristles when young; ligule short.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental plant
  Distribution: Native of China and Thailand, introduced elsewhere
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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