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  • Tallest bamboo: The tallest bamboo found in Assam and Bengal grows to a height of 30.4 to 36.5 m. with a diameter of 20-25 cm. The bamboo flowers only once in its lifetime every 15,30,60 or 120 years. The whole plant, stem and branches, bloom as last efflorescence before the bamboo dies.
  • Longest grass: The longest known grass stem was reportedly cut at Pattazhi near Trivandrum in Kerala in November, 1904. Its reported height was 37 m.
  • Longest Creeper: The Elephant Creeper (Entada pursaetha) can grow to a length of 1.5 km, making it one of the longest in the world. It has enormous bean-shaped pods over 1.5 m and 10 cm wide containing chocolate-coloured seeds. It grows in the eastern Himalayas and in the Western Ghats.

    (Collected from Limca Book of Records by Prashant Mahajan, CEC, BNHS)

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