Botanical name: Bambusa polymorpha Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Bengal Bamboo is a large, handsome tufted bamboo with tall, clean culms reaching 25-30 m in height and 15 cm in diameter. Evergreen or deciduous under drier conditions. ; internodes gray-green, 40–65 cm, initially with white powdery chaff; wall thick; nodes slightly prominent, several basal nodes with rings of aerial roots; branching only from mid-culm up. Branches many, clustered, arched, slender. Leaf blade is linear to narrowly lanceolate, 15-20 × 0.9-1.5 cm, both surfaces initially velvety, later adaxially hairy near base and abaxially along midrib. Bengal Bamboo is found in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Thailand.
Identification credit: Vinod Yadav
The flower labeled Bengal Bamboo is ...