Bidhuli, Mukia ASSAM | Malla UTTAR PRADESH | Mallo, Mahi bans SIKKIM: LEPCHA | Badia bansa ORISSA | Kali, Beng, Makla TRIPURA
Habitat & distribution
Grows best at altitudes of between 500-1500 m. Thrives on moist hill slopes and flat uplands, and well-drained sandy loam to clayey loam soils. Commonly found and cultivated in the North East, Orissa and Bengal.
The culm is up to 20 m tall, dark green, loosely clumped, straight and smooth.
Flowers gregariously at an interval of 35 years. Sporadic flowering is also observed.
House construction, basketry and craft.