Family: Poaceae - Grass family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Budum Bas
Tribal Name: Nayan such (Tripura)
Densely clumped sympodial bamboo. Young shoots blackish-purple. Culms dull green with white blooms. Leaves in complement of 7-13 blades, leaf sheath ingulate, Fruits-Caryopsis.
Young shoots are sold in the market. Cooked as vegetable (Chakma).