Botanical name: Drepanostachyum intermedium Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Synonyms: Arundinaria intermedia, Sinarundinaria intermedia, Chimonobambusa intermedia
Intermediate Cane Bamboo is a shrubby bamboo with culms 2.5-4 m; internodes up to 20cm, dark green, wax scarce; nodes raised. Culm sheaths are glabrous; interior densely scabrous below ligule; ligule very long; auricles and oral setae absent. Leaf sheath are variably pilose; auricles large; oral setae long, spreading; ligule long, rounded or truncate; blade abaxially pubescent. Spikelets with 2-3 fertile florets; lemma mainly glabrous, distally shortly ciliate at first; palea keels distally scabrous, apex shortly bifid. In East Nepal D. intermedium is widely cultivated. Intermediate Cane Bamboo is found in the Himalayas, from Nepal to NE India, at altitudes of 1000-3000 m.
Identification credit: Ritesh Choudhary
The flower labeled Intermediate Cane Bamboo is ...