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Dendrocalamus hamiltonii.

Botanical name:

Dendrocalamus hamiltonii Nees & Arn. Gramineae.

Himalayas. This stately bamboo is called pao by the Lepchas and wah by the Mechis in Sikkim. The young shoots are boiled and eaten.

Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.

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