Bambusa tulda Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. 1832 2: 193 1832. (syn: Bambusa macala Buch.-Han. ex Munro [Invalid]; Bambusa trigyna Roxb. ex Munro [Invalid]; Dendrocalamus tulda Voigt);
Himalaya to China (Yunnan) and Indo-China: Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya; Introduced into: Brazil Southeast, Colombia, Ecuador, Iraq, Puerto Rico (from POWO);

Bambusa tulda or Indian Timber Bamboo is considered to be one of the most useful of bamboo species. It is native to the Indian Subcontinent, Indochina, Tibet, and Yunnan, and naturalized in Iraq, Puerto Rico, and parts of South America.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15]
Bambusa tulda is used extensively by the paper pulp industry in India. It can grow up to a height of 15 m, and a thickness of 8 cm. It is commonly found in southeastern Asia[16]
It is a tall, dull green colored bamboo species with greyish green when mature. It is composed of few closely growing culms. It reaches a height of 6-23m.
Young culm is green, which becomes greyish green when mature and becoming brown when drying. Young shoots are yellowish green in color with a powdery top. Culms are covered with white bloom. There is a band of white hairs above the nodes. Branching occurs from the base to top. Aerial roots reach up to few nodes above. Internode length is 30-60cm, and diameter is 0.8-1.2cm. Culm walls are very thick. Nodes are prominent.
Culm sheath triangular with a conical blade. It is straw colored. Sheath proper is asymmetrical and 15-32cm in length and 25-34cm wide. Blade length is 5-10cm. Auricles are unequal where the large one is rounded and situated on the side of the blade. Upper surface of the sheath covered with blackish-brown hairs. Lower surface of the sheath is not hairy. Sheaths fall off early.
(from Wikipedia on 16.7.15)


July2015sk07/07 — Bambusa tulda Roxb. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (13)
This is Bambusa tulda Roxb. which can be confused with B. teres Buch.-Ham. ex Munro.

More pictures recorded on 08-08-2015
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Bamboo for ID, Sylhet, Bangladesh NAW-APR19-01 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Kindly identify this bamboo which is flowering right now near Sylhet Bangladesh. My guess is that it is Bambusa tulda but im not very good at identifying bamboo. Ill add more pictures…

Some more pictures taken today, this April, 2019.
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I guess the ID is correct but better to get validated from …!

Yes. Bambusa tulda


MS,July,2022/07 Bambusa longispiculata ? for id.: 6 images.
Location : Hnahthial, Mizoram

Altitude : ca. 600 m.
Date : 25-04-2022
Habit : Moderate-sized, open clumping bamboo.
Habitat : Wild
Photo by : K.Thianga

Bambusa tulda ?

Looks like Bambusa tulda only. Please send a photo of culm sheath both sides for confirmation.