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'Bamboo' an amazing grass

Poaceae is a family of plants which is one of the largest plant family in the world and unarguably most important for mankind as it includes from Lawn & Ornamental Grass to Sports turf, from agricultural grains like barley, wheat and rice, to stem crops like Sugar cane, Reeds and Bamboo, it comprises of around 600 genera, and around 10,000 species of grasses. Yes, Bamboo is a grass, though often thought of as a tree.

Bamboo is a perennial grass plant with hollow circular stems. With varieties growing up to 100 feet tall, bamboo can often be mistaken as a tree instead of a grass. The plant is actually a grass and is one of the fastest growing plants in the world.

Bamboo is a perennial grass plant with hollow circular stems and is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. With more than 90 genera and more than 1400 species and some varieties growing up to 100 feet tall, bamboo has been one of the most important and by far the largest member of the family since ages.
Most species of bamboo are found in warm, moist, tropical and warm temperate climates but many species are found in extreme climates and terrains like from hot tropical regions to cool mountainous regions. Though bamboo is found all over the world except in Antarctica, major concentration of bamboo acreage is in the equatorial regions in the countries like China(largest with more than 400 species), India, South America, Australia, Africa, and many pacific islands.
The Name bamboo origins from the ancient Sanskrit word 'vamsh' which later came to known as bambu in Hindi and introduced to English as bamboo.

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