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Melocanna baccifera Trin.

Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Bajali.

Tribal Name: Leowli (Khumi).

Description of the Plant:

Diffusely clumped sympodial bamboo. Young shoots yellowish-brown. Culms green when young, straw coloured when old.

Mode of Uses:

Various types of stuffs for domestic use made from bamboo some are given below: (Khumi).

  • Sa-e: Sa-e is smoking pipe made from bamboo. This is used for smoking.
  • Beowha: Beowha is a fish trapping tools made from bamboo and cane. It is used for catching the shrimp, crab and fish.
  • Saowang: Saowang is a water container basket made from bamboo and cane. This is used for carrying for water pots from far distance.
  • Tingtabeow: A product of bamboo. This little basket is used to storage seed.
  • Pahu Aprong: Pahu aprong is a housing implements made from bamboo and cane. It is used for drying seed.
  • Tarai: A product of bamboo. This kitchen implements is used for keep pan.
  • My-mu-sangfu: A product of bamboo. This kitchen tools is used to inflame the burning fire.
  • Tangki: Tangki is a kitchen tools made from bamboo.
  • Neow kajeng: A product( cooking tools) of bamboo is used for stirring the boiling rice.
  • Ang kajeng: A product( cooking tools) of bamboo is used for stirring curry.
  • Cha pai: Cha pai is seed storage container made from bamboo and cane. This is used for to storage the paddy in large scale.

Distribution:

Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.

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