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Gregarious Flowering of Thorny Bamboo (Bambusa bambos) in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh


  • Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India
  • Haldwani Forest Divsion, Uttarakhand Forest Department, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India


Thorny bamboo (Bambusa bambos) as a species described in 1678, pre-Linnaeus time. Giant and dwarf ecotype are found in species. It is also known by the name of B. arundinacea, thus its nomenclature is complex. Present correct name is B. bambos. It has a gregarious flowering period of 43-49 years. In the year 2014-2016 it is gregariously flowering in a vast area of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.


Kanta Bans, Bambusa bambos, Gregarious Flowering, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

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