Sunday, April 13, 2014

ENDANGERED SPECIES OF BAMBOO (BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEAE)




Mr. Sankurayya of Chatti village holding a long tins made with water PVC pipes (one piece cost Rs.50/-). notice one odd in between, that is BAMBOO. 15 years back tribals used this bamboo tins having  one or one and half nods to tap toddy from Palymarah trees. They collects this bamboo (BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEAE (thorny bamboo) from Maredumilly 70 Kms from our Chinturu. Now it become impossible to get those bamboo tins because of increased harrassment of Forest staff and non vailability of Bamboos in Natural forests of Maredumilly. 2 days back I surprised to see one farmer in Ratnapuram planted this variety of Bamboo at tank band and he fenced it. However, using water paipes (not eco friendly) is harmful to the people, because these tins hanged to the top of the Palmyrah tree which is kept under direct sun.


Bambusa Arundinaceae variety of Bamboo is now extinct in the area, conform to the climatic and edaphic conditions of the state as most of the forests occurring in the state, are classified as dry deciduous type with Bambusa Arundinaceae predominating in the areas of higher rainfall, and where proximity to perennial source of water is high.



CLEANING OF BAMBOO TINS (గొట్టం) USED FOR TODDY TAPING STILL PRACTICE IN INTERIOR VILLAGES

ODD (small and Bold) ONE IS bamboo other are made with PVC pipes.



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