Melocalamus Benth. & Hook. f.

  • Ratan Lal Banik
Part of the Tropical Forestry book series (TROPICAL)


Melocalamus comes from the Greek word melon, an apple, and Sanskrit kalam, a reed for writing, referring to a reed with globular fruits.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ratan Lal Banik
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  1. 1.NMBA (National Mission on Bamboo Applications)New DelhiIndia

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