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A morphological variant of Neomicrocalamus prainii discovered in hill sides of Shirui, Manipur, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat, Assam, India
  • 2Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat, Assam, India
  • 3North East seeds and nursery, Lanka, Assam, India

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 7, Issue (3), Pages 40-43, July,8 (2019)


This paper presents the discovery of a morphologically variant population of bamboo belonging to Neomicrocalamus prainii from Shirui district of Manipur, India. The population showed some morphological similarities with Neomicrocalamus prainii however could not be matched completely with other genus like Melocalamus compactiflorus (Kurz). Benth and Hook F. and Melocalamus indicus Majumdar reported from Manipur earlier hence reported as new variant of Neomicrocalamus prainii. The salient characters are described here.


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