Bamboo Encyclopedia

bamboo-poaceae

Bamboo(Gramineous plants of the order poaceae)

Bamboo, also known as bamboo. There are many varieties, such as Arrow Bamboo. Perennial gramineous Bambusoideae (Bambusaceae or Bamboo) is a branch of gramineous family with woody stems. Bambusoideae (Bambusaceae or Bamboo) has the most concentrated distribution in tropical and subtropical regions, east Asia and southeast Asia, and the Indian Ocean and Pacific islands. Usually…

Bamboo Uses

Bamboo Uses

Culinary Although the shoots (new culms that come out of the ground) of bamboo contain a toxin taxiphyllin (a cyanogenic glycoside) that produces cyanide in the gut, proper processing renders them edible. They are used in numerous Asian dishes and broths, and are available in supermarkets in various sliced forms, in both fresh and canned…

Bamboo Ecology

Bamboo Ecology

The two general patterns for the growth of bamboo are “clumping” (sympodial) and “running” (monopodial). Clumping bamboo species tend to spread slowly, as the growth pattern of the rhizomes is to simply expand the root mass gradually, similar to ornamental grasses. “Running” bamboos, though, need to be controlled during cultivation because of their potential for…