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Oxytenanthera nigrociliata Munro

Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae - Grass family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub/Bamboo

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Kalia, Kalibans, Kalieti.

Tribal Name: Kalibans (Tripura).

Description of the Plant:

An evergreen bamboo. Stems 20-30 m high. Stem sheaths strigose, 4-8 cm long and broad. Leaves large, shortly petioled.

Mode of Uses:

Tools to level land for cultivation (locally called 'sapta') are made from this bamboo (Tripura).

Distribution:

Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar and Sylhet.

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