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Campus Trees

Bambusa bambos


 Family: Poaceae

Common Names: , Bamboo, Spiny bamboo

Flowering Period: July – February


  • Indian Thorny Bamboo is a soft, thick-walled bamboo which grows very fast and tall. The shoots are edible.
  • Thorny lower branches are long and wiry. Leaves are lance shaped, 7-18 cm long, 1-1.8 cm wide, with a long-pointed tip. Clump bamboos have underground stems that sprout vertical shoots much closer to their parent plants, growing slowly outward.
  • It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.


  • Culms are used for house construction, scaffolding, rafters, thatching and roofing, handicrafts and art objects, basket making, bows and arrows, furniture, floating timber and rafting, cooking utensils and fencing.
  • The raw material of this bamboo is also an important source for paper pulp and panel products.
  • Shoots and seeds are edibleand leaves are used as fodder and medicine.