Bambusa bambos

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Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss

Poaceae

Life form: grass
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   10

Moisture: moist

Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Poanae
Ordo:
Poales

Bambusa bambos is a grass.

Naming

Bambusa bambos was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Andreas Voss, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1895.

Taxonomy

Bambusa bambos is a species in the genus Bambusa which contains approximately 131 to 187 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 12 to 15 metres.

Leaves

Bambusa bambos is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are lanceolate with entire margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Bambusa bambos is native to India.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be loamy or sandy-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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