DENDROCALAMUS STRICTUS (Roxb.) Nees.

Family: Poaceae

Bengali/vernacular name: Karail, Lathi bans.
English name: Bamboo, Solid Bamboo.

Description of the plant:
A deciduous densely tufted bamboo with strong stems, 6-15 m high and 2.5-7.5 cm diam. Leaves up to 25 cm long; base rounded, gradually narrowed upwards into an acuminate twisted point. Inflorescesce a large branching panicle of dense globular heads.


DENDROCALAMUS STRICTUS
DENDROCALAMUS STRICTUS (Roxb.) Nees.


Using information:
Silicious matter found near the joints is used as a cooling, tonic and astringent medicine. Leaves are ecbolic to animals.

Distribution:
Cultivated in homesteads.