Pseudoxytenanthera stocksii (Munro) T.Q.Nguyen, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 76: 993 1991. (syn: Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro) M.Kumar, Remesh & Unnikrishna; Gigantochloa stocksii (Munro) T.Q.Nguyen; Oxytenanthera stocksii Munro; Pseudotenanthera stocksii (Munro) R.B.Majumdar);
India, Vietnam as per POWO;
India; Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;

Shrubs; stems glabrous or softly pubescent, slender, grey-green, solid; nodes with a softly pubescent ring. Leaves 10-20 x 1.2-2 cm, shortly petioled, tip setaceous, base rounded or cuneate, beneath glabrous or hairy, midrib narrow; nerves 5-6; sheath striate; ligule rather long, toothed. Spikelets 1 cm long, in globose heads spinescent, glabrous, fertile and sterile; empty glumes 2, ovate, mucronate, 5-7 nerved; flower glumes 2 ovate, subacute, dorsally mucronate. Anthers short, acute. Ovary ovoid, hairy; style long, slender; stigma 1, simple, plumose. Grain elongate, beaked, smooth.
Banks of rivers
Peninsular India
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)

Bamboo-for id.: 3 images.

your help in id. of this wild bamboo.
location: Aambyvalley Rd., Off Lonavala, Pune
date: march 19
habitat: wild

Dendrocalamus strictus

Maybe Gigantochloa apus

Dendrocalamus stocksii



Bambusa for Id.—–sn1100319 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
please help in identification.
date/time: Aug 17
location: Aambyvalley Rd., off Lonavala, Pune
habitat: wild
other info: quite common wild bamboo. I personally think it is Bambusa balcooa

OK but for the record I did not find any thorns or flowers

Dendrocalmus strictus it is I think

How did you identify this as Dendrocalamus strictus ?
To me looks different as per images at

Please see this link. looks quite close also mentioned as distribution in northern Western Ghats.
though I am not 100% sure

I think there picture is not clear and we have to rely on more reliable sources.

Dendrocalamus stocksii


Bamboo for id.: 4 images.
Pictures taken at Aambyvalley rd., Lonavala in May 22

Dendrocalamus stocksii (Pseudoxytenanthera stocksii, Oxytenanthera stocksii, Gigantochloa stocksii)




POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  India Biodiversity Portal
Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro.): A Potential Multipurpose Bamboo Species for Peninsular India– Edition: 2013- Publisher: Institute of Wood Science and Technology (Indian Council for Forestry Research & Education) Bangalore
Green Gold Manga Bamboo (Dendrocalamus stocksii) for Commandable Profit from Cultivable Wasteland

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