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 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

balcooa Roxb.
vulgaris Schrad. ex J.C. Wendl.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Bambusa:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Bambusa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bambusa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bambusa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bambusa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bambusa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Bambusa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Bambusa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bambusa
JSTOR Plant Science: Bambusa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bambusa
Plants of the World Online: Bambusa
Tropicos: Bambusa
Wikipedia: Bambusa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Bambusa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=112, retrieved 26 February 2024

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