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Schizostachyum dullooa (Gamble) R.

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

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Dolu bans.

Tribal Name: Mouthak (Bawm), Dhalo banz (Chakma), Reeteng mau (Bawm), dolonja yeaha (Tripura), Mhraw waah (Marma).

Description of the Plant:

Densely tufted sympodial bamboo. Culms dark green, covered with silvery-white pubescence, wall thin. Culm sheaths green when young, brown at maturity. Leaves complements of 8-10 blades, leaf sheaths covered with deciduous white bristles when young, lanceolate, base rounded to oblique into a short petiole.Flowering branches up to 30 cm long, rachis generally glabrous.

Mode of Uses:

The bamboo is used for making house, musical instrument such as-

Theikhang (Bawm): A small bamboo flute. It is made from bamboo.

Rirawt (Bawm): A type of violin, made from bamboo.

Zawlpal (Bawm): Long bamboo flute.

Rukha tla (Bawm): The bamboo dance is most popular dance. Six to eight or more in pairs squat on the ground holding bamboo poles which are rhythmatically shifted and stuck against one another.

The young shoots are cooked as vegetables (Chakma, Tripura, and Marma).

Distribution:

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

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