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 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
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
Bamboo-for id.: 3 images.
Maybe Gigantochloa apus
Pl. check /species/m—z/po/poaceae/bambusa/bambusa-balcooa &
May be later?
OK but for the record I did not find any thorns or flowers
Dendrocalmus strictus it is I think
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.
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