Dendrocalamus strictus – Famine Foods

Dendrocalamus strictus


India (Maharashtra State, Raigad District): seeds made into flour for making chapati. Flowers also eaten.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Hindi[?]: Banskaban. English: Male Bamboo, Soild Bamboo
It has been recommended that, if the various Indian state forest departments take interest in utilizing the immense forest wastes of deformed, stunted, or lean [bamboo] shoots, another flourishing food industry could be developed in India, as has been done in Japan.

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