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