Published at Sunday, March 17th, 2019 - 13:23:22 PM. bamboo. By Alois Franke.
The rhizome is the underground stems of the bamboo plant it is the Rhizomes which produce the culms. The rhizome is bulbous in its appearance with each individual segment of the rhizome tapering towards its end to form a neck which connects to its other segments. The rhizome has roots that emerge from its nodes and it is these roots that forage for food and nutrients from the soil. These nutrients are stored by the rhizomes and used in the plants periods of dormancy for new growth.
As a seasoned bamboo expert I know for a fact that there are immense bamboo types available throughout the world. Scientifically there are known to exists over 1200 different types of the plant and its scientific name is Gramineae bambusinae. The main identifying element or characteristics for differentiating amongst all these varieties is its flower. Another little know fact about the plant is that it is a member of the grass family. Such an incredible amount and variety of bamboo types are broadly classified as per their type species and variety.
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