European Journal of Wood and Wood Products

, Volume 74, Issue 1, pp 137–139 | Cite as

Characterization of commercially important Asian bamboo species

  • Perminder Jit KaurEmail author
  • Vikas Kardam
  • K. K. Pant
  • S. N. Naik
  • Santosh Satya
Brief Original


Physico-chemical characterization of six commercially important Indian bamboo species has been performed. The maximum starch content was found in B. vulgaris, highest hot water soluble constituents noticed in B. pallida, Bangalore, while lowest content of these soluble constituents was observed in B. tulda, Bihar. All the bamboo species have alkali solubility ranging from 26.1 to 28.3 %. B. pallida, Bangalore and D. strictus, Gurgaon have the lowest and highest lignin content and antifungal decay resistance, respectively. Maximum and minimum ligno-cellulose content was found to be in B. arundinacea, Allahabad, and B. tulda, Bihar bamboo species.


Lignin Lignin Content Starch Content Micro Model Bamboo Species 
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Financial assistance provided by Ministry of Rural Developed (MORD) is greatly acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Perminder Jit Kaur
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vikas Kardam
    • 1
  • K. K. Pant
    • 2
  • S. N. Naik
    • 1
  • Santosh Satya
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Rural Development and TechnologyIndian Institute of TechnologyDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyDelhiIndia

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