Overview

Comprehensive Description

Brief

Flowering class: Monocot Habit: Shrub
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Distribution

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Global Distribution

India and Sri Lanka

Indian distribution

State - Kerala, District/s: All Districts

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Diagnostic

"Culms from a thick stoloniferous rhizome, erect, 10-20 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."
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Type Information

Type material for Bambusa orientalis Nees
Catalog Number: US 2809339
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): R. Wight
Locality: India, Asia-Tropical
  • Type material: Nees von Esenbeck, C. G. D. 1835. Linnaea. 9: 472.
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Ecology

Habitat

General Habitat

"Deciduous forests, also grown in homesteads"
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flowering and fruiting: July-February
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bambusa arundinacea

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Bambusa bambos

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bambusa bambos

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Uses

Medicinal
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Wikipedia

Bambusa bambos

in the Singapore Botanic Gardens
the specimen at kerala forest research institute, veluppadam, kerala, india

Bambusa bambos, or the Indian Thorny Bamboo, is a species of clumping bamboo native to southern Asia (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Assam, Indochina). It is also naturalized in Seychelles, Central America, West Indies, Java, Malaysia, Maluku, Philippines.[2][3]

Plant is known as "ක‍ටු උණ - katu una" in Sri Lanka, by Sinhalese people.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss". The Plant List, RBG Kew. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Ohrnberger, Dieter (1999). The bamboos of the world: annotated nomenclature and literature of the species and the higher and lower taxa. Elsevier. p. 255. ISBN 978-0-444-50020-5. 


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