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Octonary ingredients of dendrocalamus hamiltonii formuls pankaj oudhia s medicinal plant database
Dendrocalamus hamiltonii, Hamilton's bamboo, is a species of bamboo, 12–15 cm in diameter and growing up to 15–18 m in height, found in South Asian countries such as, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and far eastern China.
- Octonary ingredients of dendrocalamus hamiltonii formuls pankaj oudhia s medicinal plant database
It is a tall, dull green-colored bamboo species with drooping tops, which grows in thickets consisting of a few closely growing culms.
Culms are dull green covered with whitish-brown hairs, which become dull brownish-green when dry. Whitish bands occur below and above the nodes. Culms are noticeably zig-zag. Branching occurs from the base to top. Aerial roots are present in all nodes. Internode length is 30-40 cm, and diameter is 5-15cm. Culm walls are 0.5-1.5 cm thick. Nodes of some culms are bent.
Culm sheaths are green when young and turn yellowish brown when mature, and are long and gradually tapering upwards from a flattened base. The sheath proper is 18-45 cm in length and 15-28 cm wide. Blade length is 8-20 cm. Auricles are absent. Upper surfaces of the sheaths are covered with patches of blackish-brown hairs. Lower surfaces of the sheaths are not hairy. Sheaths fall off early.