Bambusa arundinacea (Retz.) Willd.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species : Bambusa arundinacea
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss
  • Common name : Thorny Bamboo
  • Vernacular name : Bidiru, Hebbidiru(Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : HFP 2582, CJS 10622
  • Collector(s) Name : T.P.Ramamoorthy & K.N.Gandhi
  • Key identification features : A tall woody bamboo with thorny culms, numerous and tufted, up to 40 m. tall, curving at top bearing recurved, stout spines. The lowest nodes bear roots. Stem-sheaths are leathery, orange-yellow when young, hairy outside, shining and ribbed inside. Leaves are thin, linear, up to 20 cm. long. Inflorescence is a panicle of enormous size, the branchlets with clusters of spikelets.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : Southeast Asia
  • Comments : Tallest grass known.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Channarayapatna (Hassan)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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