Bamboo

Bamboo forest

Bambusa Arundinacea, Bambusa bambos

Bambusa_bambos (Wikipedia)

Bambusa bambos
Bambusa bamus.JPG
In the botanical gardens of Kerala Forest Research Institute, Veluppadam, Kerala, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Monocots
Clade:Commelinids
Order:Poales
Family:Poaceae
Genus:Bambusa
Species:
B. bambos
Binomial name
Bambusa bambos
in the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Bambusa bambos, the giant thorny bamboo, Indian thorny bamboo, spiny bamboo, or thorny bamboo, is a species of clumping bamboo native to southern Asia (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Indochina). It is also naturalized in Seychelles, Central America, West Indies, Java, Malaysia, Maluku, and the Philippines.

Bamboo (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Dutch bamboe, from Portuguese bambu, from Malay bambu, from Kannada ಬಂಬು (bambu). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bæmˈbu/

Noun

bamboo (countable and uncountable, plural bamboos)

  1. A fast-growing grass of the Poaceae family, characterised by its woody, hollow, round, straight, jointed stem, all of which are in the Bambuseae tribe.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of the bamboo plant as a material for building, furniture
...
« Back to Glossary Index
Previous articleAstragalus
Next articleBarberry