Bambusa vulgaris Schrad.
Synonym : Bambusa striata Lodd. ex Lindl.
Family : Poaceae
Local Names : Manja Mulla
Flowering and fruiting period: Not specified
Distribution: Native of China and Japan, introduced elsewhere
Habitat: Grown in homesteads and parks
IUCN status: Data Deficient
Uses: Ornamental, Hut making, hedge plant, fodder, young stem edible, ayurvedic
Key Characters: Bambusa vulgaris have moderately loose clumps with no thorns. Culms are lemon yellow with green stripes and dark green leaves. Culm walls are slightly thick. Nodes are slightly inflated. Culm leaves are deciduous with dense pubescence. Leaf blades are narrowly lanceolate. Flowering at the interval of several decades, when the whole population of an area blooms at once. Fruit set is extremely rare