Bamboos: The Monster Grasses

Derek Burch, Ellen West Demmy

Abstract


Bamboos differ from other grasses in their long-lived culms which are strengthened by long fibers and the presence of silica. The morphology of the plant shows some specialized characters, and an understanding of the different forms of growth shown by the rhizomes, and the pattern of their activity during the year, will make propagation more successful.


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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283