G.030. Bambusa Schreb.

Description of the genus

Trees. Inflorescence comprising an untidy tuft or stellate cluster of 1-many pseudospikelets, sessile at a node, the primary subtending scale usually glume-like, sometimes spathaceous. Spikelets 2-many-flowered; glumes 1-3; lemmas subequal. Stamens 6. Stigmas usually 3.

Worldwide: 120 species in tropical and warm regions of America and Asia

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Bambusa vulgaris

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
balcooa Roxb.C
vulgaris (Schrad.) Wendl.CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Bambusa:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Bambusa

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bambusa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bambusa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Bambusa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bambusa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bambusa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Bambusa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Bambusa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=112, retrieved 25 November 2017

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