Family: Poaceae - Grass family
Growth Habit: Shrub/Bamboo
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Kalia, Kalibans, Kalieti.
Tribal Name: Kalibans (Tripura).
An evergreen bamboo. Stems 20-30 m high. Stem sheaths strigose, 4-8 cm long and broad. Leaves large, shortly petioled.
Tools to level land for cultivation (locally called 'sapta') are made from this bamboo (Tripura).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar and Sylhet.
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