Some Priority Bamboo Species for South Asian Region
To a botanist bamboo is a grass even though apparently it doesn’t look like it. Bamboo is a member of the Bambusoideae, a subfamily of the grasses. The subfamily is markedly diverse both in reproductive and vegetative characters. To talk of the habits of bamboos, and of the management of bamboo plants in general, has little meaning and is of no practical use. ‘Each species has its own peculiarities and its own requirements…and without a reliable guide, the study of bamboos…would be hopeless’ (Brandis 1899).
KeywordsPlant Genetic Resource Bamboo Species South Asian Country Vegetative Character South Asian Region
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