Family: Poaceae - Grass family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Ora bans
Tribal Name: Farwah banz (Chakma ), Torugoo waah (Marma), Eahamilia Yeaha (Tripura), Reenal mau (Bawm)
Loolely tufted sympodial bamboo. The clumps is bushy, branches are on the upper half. Nodes slightly greater in diameters then the internoes. Internode long, has two ridges. Young culm is glaucous green and usually covered by long papery remmants of sheaths and dark brown pubescence. Leaves gradually acuminate at the tip.Fruits caryopsis.
Young shoots are cooked and taken as vegetable (Chakma, Tripura, Marma, Bawm).