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This species is accepted, and its native range is India (NE. West Bengal) to Bangladesh.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 2000-2100 cm long; 50-100 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many. Culm-sheaths 12-15 cm long; 0.5 times as long as wide; yellow; hispid; with tawny hairs; auriculate; ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath blade ovate; erect. Leaves cauline. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 16-20 cm long; 15-25 mm wide. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets; leafless between clusters.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; subterete; 30-35 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; subterete; 30-35 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes two. Lower glume ovate; 5 mm long. Upper glume ovate; 8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 10-14 mm long; without keel. Palea keels scabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 6.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Bambuseae. Majumdar 2002.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, India

Bambusa cacharensis R.B.Majumdar appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 25: 237 (1983 publ. 1985)

Accepted by

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • Kumar, A. & Venu, P. (2019). Seven new additions to the Flora of West Bengal from Buxa Wildlife Sanctuary, Alipurduar Indian Journal of Forestry 42: 219-223.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • Kumar, A. & Venu, P. (2019). Seven new additions to the Flora of West Bengal from Buxa Wildlife Sanctuary, Alipurduar Indian Journal of Forestry 42: 219-223.

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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0