Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb.) Nees

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb.) Nees
  • Common name : Male bamboo, Solid bamboo
  • Vernacular name : Kania bans, Manvel, Mes, Velu (Marathi); Cheriyamula, Kalmula, Illi, Kallanmula, Kalmunjil, Karimkarana, Karingalimula, Karikana, Mula (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests, also grown in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills to about 400-1000m. Occasional on slopes.
  • Key identification features : Flowers sporadic every year
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Vizianagaram district, Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, West Godavari district, East Godavari district, Anantapur district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Kolar district, Bengaluru district, Davanagare district, Dharwad district, Hassan district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan, Myanmar, Singapore and Java
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : L. Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan district; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Dendrocalamus strictus. Downloaded on 20 November 2019.

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