• Ratan Lal Banik
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Bambusa is Latinized from Bambu or Bamboe, a word of supposed Indo-Malayan origin and recorded from Dutch colonial sources in the seventeenth century, but is more likely sourced from Indian word Mambu used in earlier publications (Piso, Mantiss. Aromat., 1658: 185; Clusius, Exoticor., 1605: 165, 259). Mambu (also called Tabashir or Tabaxir) was originally applied to the plant’s stony substance (collected in the hollow joints) used in Asian (Ayurvedic) medicine, but came to be the name by which the plant itself was known in Europe.


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  1. 1.NMBA (National Mission on Bamboo Applications)New DelhiIndia

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