Dendrocalamus balcooa (Roxb.) Dendrocalamus tulda (Roxb.) Vo

Dendrocalamus hamiltonisci (English) [ IPA: Dendrocalamus hamiltoni ASM: ডেন্দ্ৰকেলামুচ হামিলটনি]
Contributed by: Pankaj Borah (পঙ্কজ বৰা) on 2008-08-08
1. Plants(Common Noun) A kind of big bamboo grown in hilly region.This stately bamboo is called pao by the Lepchas and wah by the Mechis in Sikkim. The young shoots are boiled and eaten. Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect, or arching; 1200–2000 cm long; 100–185 mm diam.; woody; with root dots on the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled; 30–50 cm long; dark green, or grey; distally pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Buds or branches absent from lower quarter of culm. Culm-sheaths 35–45 cm long; 2 times as long as wide; antrorsely scabrous; glabrous, or hispid; with dark brown hairs; truncate at apex. Culm-sheath ligule entire. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate, or narrowly ovate; narrower than sheath; 15–30 cm long. Leaf-sheaths keeled; hispid; hairs white. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base asymmetrical; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 20–37 cm long; 20–40 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 12–34 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough abaxially; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.