Arundarbor balcooa (Roxb.) Kuntze
Bambusa vulgaris Nees
Dendrocalamus balcooa Voigt
Family: Poaceae - Grass family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Bhaijjya bans
Tribal Name: Bhaijjya bacchuri (Chakma), Uwa-Nak Nahyang (Marma).
Moderately to densely tufte, sympodial bamboo. Young shoots blackish green covered with hairs, tip acute. Culms dull grayish green. Internodes sometimes slightly sulcated. Nodes slightly greater in diameter than the internodes. Branch buds triangular, angles blunt, covered by single prohyllum. Leaves in complements of 8-10 blades, leaf sheaths covered with brown hairs, blades oblong lanceolate. Pseudospikelets many from a single node.
Bambusa balcooa Roxb.
Young shoots cooked as vegetable (Chakma, Tripura, Marma, Bawm).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar and Sylhet.
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