Inside a full Plant Index of the worlds Bamboos
Bamboos are members of the grass family no other plant can match either their simple elegance or versatility. There are over a thousand species, and they range in size from dwarf varieties just 10 or 20 centimetres high - to towering giants 15 metres tall that create a monumental vertical accent in the landscape.
Bamboo material offers a surprisingly large number of applications and uses. The high strength and low weight add to its utility. Bamboos capacity for regeneration and environment friendliness project it as tomorrows timber.
Bamboo is a food source for many animals around the world. The animal most commonly associated with this plant is the panda.