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Bamboo

Family: Poaceae (grass)

Subfamily: Bambusoideae 

  • Bamboo is a group of perennial evergreens in the true grass family. 
  • It is the fastest-growing woody plant on Earth; 
    • It has been measured surging skyward as fast as 121 cm (48 in) in a 24-hour period, and can also reach maximal growth rate exceeding one metre (39 inches) per hour for short periods of time. 
    • However, this astounding growth rate is highly dependent on local soil and climatic conditions.
    • Unlike trees, all bamboo have the potential to grow to full height and girth in a single growing season of 3–4 months. 
  • There are about 90 genera and 5000 species of bamboo.
Location at the lake:
  • Green bamboo - outside the entrance fence
  • Yellow bamboo - next to the fence near the gazebo, far end (hutments side) near the main road

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