East Himalayan Bamboo
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East Himalayan Bamboo
P Native Photo: Tabish
Common name: East Himalayan Bamboo
Botanical name: Yushania maling    Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Synonyms: Arundinaria maling, Fargesia maling, Sinarundinaria maling

East Himalayan Bamboo is a slender bamboo with stems 3-10 m, clustered, with prominently ribbed stem-sheaths 18-25 cm. Stems are slender, 1.6-4 cm in diameter; internodes 30-38 cm long. Leaves are narrow-lanceshaped 10-18 cm by 8- 16 mm wide. Flowers are borne in branched clusters; spikelets about 1 cm, awned, solitary, short-stalked. It is used for matting, roofing, fencing, and fodder for animals. Very young shoots good for eating for a short period in summer. East Himalayan Bamboo forms dense thickets in forests, is found in C. Nepal to NE India, at altitudes of 1800-3600 m. Flowering sporadically.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Tawang distt., Arunachal Pradesh.

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