Bambusa vulgaris

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Bambusa vulgaris Schrad
  • Common Name : Vans, Golden Bamboo
  • Plant Family : Poaceae (Gramineae)
  • Plant Form : Grasses
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 28, 27
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra, Sarita Udyan

About Bambusa vulgaris Plant :

  • Habit : A tall, handsome bamboo, unarmed grass.
  • Stem : Polished, bright green or yellow or mixture of two, striped.
  • Leaves : Linear-lanceolate,petiolate, leaflets 1-3.5 x 0.4-1.7 cm, elliptic-oblong or obovate-oblong, glaucous-green, pubescen6-8 nerved, pointed with twisted tips, leaf sheaths striate, slightly hairy, ligule short, ciliate.
  • Inflorescence : Panicles
  • Flowers : Panicles large, leafy, spikelets in bracteates clusters of 3-10. Involucral glumes 1-2, ovate, acute, empty, floral glumes 6-10. Larger than 1, imperfect flower above, stamens 6, style long, hairy, stigmas 3, plumose.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : After rains
  • Significance : Split stems are made into mats and baskets.