By Walter Liese, Michael Köhl

This e-book provides the state of the art wisdom on bamboo.  It begins with an advent to the plant’s biology, its taxonomy, habitat, morphology and development. The cultivation of bamboo is mentioned by way of silviculture, pests and ailments, and harvesting recommendations. The e-book is finished by means of a complete presentation of the homes of bamboo, its usage and its preservation.

Bamboo is the fastest-growing and so much flexible plant in the world. for hundreds of years it has performed an indispensible half within the everyday life of hundreds of thousands of individuals in tropical international locations. In fresh many years it has won expanding significance instead for timber.

The booklet was once constructed as a reference textual content for scientists, pros, and graduate scholars with a powerful curiosity during this exact plant.

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VEB Gustav Fischer Verlag, Jena, pp 223–236 Soderstrom TR, Ellis RP (1982) Taxonomic status of the endemic South African bamboo, Thamnocalamus tessellatus. Bothalia 14:53–67 Soderstrom TR, Ellis RP (1987) The position of bamboo genera and allies in a system of grass classification. In: Soderstrom TR, Hilu KW, Campbell CS, Barkworth ME (eds) Grass systematics and evolution. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, pp 225–238 Soderstrom TR, Ellis RP (1988) The woody bamboos (Poaceae: Bambuseae) of Sri Lanka: a morphological-anatomical study.

They vary in stature from 50 cm (Sasa borealis in Japan) to 40 m or more (Dendrocalamus giganteus in tropical Asia). Most do not comprise the dominant vegetation unless they are cultivated, such as the huge areas of Phyllostachys pubescens in China, but the Melocanna baccifera forests of Northeast India, Bangladesh and Myanmar are a major exception, as are the Guadua forests of western Amazonia, which cover 120,000 ha (Dransfield and Widjaja 1995; Judziewicz et al. 1999). With 75 genera of bamboos growing in a wide range of different habitats, it is not surprising that there is much variation in the characteristics they exhibit.

Taxon 59:1102–1110 Yang H-M, Zhang Y-X, Yang J-B, Li D-Z (2013) The monophyly of Chimonocalamus and conflicting gene trees in Arundinarieae (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) inferred from four plastid and two nuclear markers. Mol Phylogenet Evol 68:340–356 Yi T-P, Shi J-Y, Ma L-S, Wang H-T, Yang L (2008) Iconographia Bambusoidearum Sinicarum. Science Press, Beijing, p 766 Zeng C-Z, Zhang Y-X, Triplett JK, Yang J-B, Li D-Z (2010) Large multi-locus plastid phylogeny of the tribe Arundinarieae (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) reveals ten major lineages and low rate of molecular divergence.

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