29. Bambusa vulgaris Schrader ex Wendland GRAMINEAE
Hindi: bans, बांस
A tree-sized species of bamboo, widely cultivated in the tropics, but probably native to South and South-East Asia including India. This is a useful and easily propagated species. The strong stems are used for building purposes and scaffolding; the young shoots are edible; and the wood can be pulped for paper-making.