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Ochlandra scriptoria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Bambusoideae
Supertribe: Bambusodae
Tribe: Bambuseae
Subtribe: Melocanninae
Genus: Ochlandra
Type species
Ochlandra stridula
Moon ex Thwaites
  • Besha D.Dietr.
  • Beesha Munro 1868, illegitimate homonym not Kunth 1822

Ochlandra is a genus of Indian bamboo in the grass family).[1][2][3]

The species are endemic to the Western Ghats (India), except for one species from Sri Lanka.

formerly included

see Cathariostachys Nastus Schizostachyum Valiha


  1. ^ Thwaites, George Henry Kendrick. 1864. Enumeratio Plantarum Zeylaniae 376 descriptions in Latin, commentary in English
  2. ^ Triopicos, Ochlandra Thwaites
  3. ^ Kumar, M. 1995. A re-investigation on the taxonomy of the genus Ochlandra Thw. (Poaceae-Bambusoideae). Rheedea 5(1): 63–89.
  4. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families