When it comes to grass, everyone will definitely think of the word “little grass”.
Grass is generally very small in everyone’s impression. Speaking of which, grass is a relatively small and widely distributed plant in everyone’s impression.
In fact, not all grasses are so small, some grasses are not small, even very tall, and have more functions. Speaking of which, everyone must feel that such grass will never appear around us. In fact, this is not the case.
First of all, everyone must know that bamboo is a plant. Many people think that it is a kind of tree. In fact, bamboo belongs to a kind of grass, and it also belongs to a type of plant such as grass, not a tree.
Therefore, bamboo is a very tall grass, and bamboo can be processed into many things, such as bamboo sticks, chopsticks made of bamboo, and bamboo shoots that we eat, etc., which are widely used in our daily life extensively.
So, you didn’t think about it, did you? As a tall and large grass, bamboo is often seen around us and has many uses in our daily life.
Secondly, when it comes to bamboo is a kind of grass, many people will not believe it.
In fact, there are some plants that look very similar to bamboo, such as corn, sugar cane, etc. Therefore, many people think that bamboo is not a kind of grass, and everyone does not need to doubt their ignorance.
In fact, some bamboos are not as tall and large as we think bamboos, but very small, just like the ordinary grass we see in our daily life. So, in fact, bamboo is also a kind of grass, but most of us didn’t know it before.
Finally, we all know that most grasses grow very fast. But the fastest growing grass in the world is not this ordinary grass, but bamboo, which grows much faster than ordinary grass and is a very fast-growing grass.
It can grow to a height of about two meters in just 24 hours, which is a very amazing speed. And some bamboos can even grow 20 meters in about thirty days. Therefore, bamboo is not only a very tall grass, but also a very fast-growing grass.
To sum up, bamboo is a very tall, very large, and fastest growing grass. It has a very wide range of uses in our daily life, not only can be made into some daily necessities, but also can be eaten. Speaking of which, everyone knows what the tallest and largest grass is, right?
Why Bamboo is a Grass and not a Tree?
The distinction between trees and grasses is mainly due to the nature of the stems and individual growth and development. Trees are woody plants, perennials that survive after flowering. Grass is a herbaceous plant. It is one or two years old or perennial.
The plant body will die soon after flowering and fruiting. Bamboo dies in pieces after flowering, which is in line with the characteristics of herbs. Bamboo is generally distributed in subtropical, tropical and warm temperate regions, and is more concentrated in Southeast Asia and islands in the Indian Ocean.
Some bamboos grow low and almost as tall as grass, while others are like towering trees. It usually grows piece by piece with underground creeping rhizomes, and bamboo can also reproduce by flowering and seeding. Bamboo has been called “forest” since ancient times, so in the eyes of ordinary people, bamboo is a tree. In fact, this is not the case. Today, I will discuss with you whether bamboo is a tree or a grass.
First, whether bamboo is a tree or a grass from the presence or absence of annual rings:
As we all know, grass grows into gardens, trees grow into forests, and bamboo has been called “forest” since ancient times, so it should be a tree. In fact, it is not what everyone thinks.
The difference between grass and tree is not based on its growth condition, but on whether it has annual rings. If it is a woody plant, every year it grows, the cross section of the stem will With the addition of a circle of concentric wheel patterns. We usually call it “annual rings”.
But when you cut the bamboo, you will find that it is empty inside, with nothing in it, so from this aspect, you know that the bamboo belongs to “grass” rather than “tree”.
Second, distinguish according to the special features of bamboo:
Bamboo belongs to the Poaceae family, and the stems of Poaceae plants are generally empty and cannot be thickened, which can easily cause plant damage.
However, the special feature of bamboo is that it grows section by section, how many sections are there in bamboo shoots, and how many sections will the grown bamboo have, once the bamboo grows, it will no longer grow taller.
In addition, it is a perennial plant. In order to prevent damage to a certain extent and increase its strength, the stem of bamboo has many nodes, so bamboo will generally grow tall and hard, but regardless of it. No matter how tall it is, it is a kind of grass after all.
Third, the growth environment of bamboo:
According to the survey, there are more than 1,200 kinds of bamboos in the world, and various kinds of bamboos are increasingly enriching and fulfilling material and spiritual life.
In ancient times, many poets wrote poems to praise the strong quality of bamboo, but bamboo is very sensitive to temperature, so it usually grows in a specific area. Flowering is not a common thing.
Only when it encounters a relatively abnormal climate, will it bloom, so that a large number of fruits will be produced. It is because of this large number of flowering results that it will produce more tenacious vitality. offspring to survive.
Bamboo is a perennial tall tree-like grass, belonging to the same family of grasses as rice and wheat. Although there are trees that are upright and straight, bamboo is herbaceous in nature.
In addition, there are many kinds of bamboo, some as tall as a tree, such as giant dragon bamboo, local people use it to make buckets; some are smaller, such as phoenix tail bamboo, with thin and short stalks ; Some have big heads and small bodies.
Bamboo is a tall tree-like grass. There are more than 70 genera and more than 1000 species recorded, but many of them are synonyms. Bamboo is a tall, fast-growing grass plant with woody stems. Distributed in tropical, subtropical to warm temperate regions. East Asia, Southeast Asia and the islands of the Indian and Pacific Oceans are the most concentrated and have the most species.
The aboveground stems of bamboo are woody and hollow (we call them bamboo stalks), which grow in clusters from the underground stems (rhizomes) of bamboo. The classification system of bamboo is not perfect.
Due to the growth characteristics, bamboos do not bloom very often, and their appearance is very similar, so the current classification of bamboo is based on the outer shell of bamboo shoots. However, the characteristics of husks are not stable, so in many cases, ambiguity will be caused, so that the boundaries between some bamboo populations cannot be uniquely concluded.
Regarding the question of whether bamboo belongs to grass or tree, I believe many people think that it belongs to the scope of trees. In fact, it is not. Bamboo belongs to the class of grasses, which is classified into the subfamily Bamboo, also known as bamboo grass, which belongs to the class of grasses. , but not trees.
Bamboo often likes to multiply and survive in groups in shrubs and jungles and in environments with high water density. There are many varieties of bamboo. There are as many as 500 different types in my country, and they can be found everywhere and everywhere.
Bamboo is a perennial herb. People often divide plants into two types: woody and herbaceous. Trees are woody plants, and there is a cambium in their stems, which can make the trunk thicker year by year. Grass and rice are herbs. Although bamboo is a woody plant, it has strong stems like wood, and it can build houses and bridges, but it is a grass, not a tree.
Bamboo, rice, and wheat all belong to the family Poaceae. It has many characteristics like rice and wheat. The stems of grasses are all hollow. In order to increase strength, the stems have many knots, and the leaves are narrow and long or ribbon-shaped.
Bamboo It also has these characteristics, and bamboo has no cambium, cannot grow thick every year, and is very different from trees. In addition, the characteristics of bamboo are more similar to grass. Therefore, bamboo is grass. People say, “The grass grows into a garden. , the trees grow into a forest”.
Bamboo has been called “forest” since ancient times, and it seems to be a tree. In fact, it is not the case. The key to the difference between plants and trees is whether they have “annual rings”. Every year the woody plant passes, the cross section of the stem adds a circle of concentric circles, but when the bamboo is sawed off, the inside is empty. From this, it can be seen that bamboo is “grass”, not “tree”.
Since bamboo is grass, why does it grow so tall and its stem is so hard? Bamboo is a perennial evergreen plant of the Poaceae family, belonging to the same family as rice and barnyard grass.
Ordinary plants only have a growth point on the top of the stem, while bamboo has a growth point at the top of each bamboo node, so “sprout shoots” can grow about 1 meter overnight.
Bamboo in Southeast Asia can even grow more than 10 meters a week, and its rapid growth is called the champion of the plant world.
In addition, because bamboo is a perennial plant, not an annual, its stem is tall and hard. Closer to the grass, the herbaceous plant grass, the grass family, is like rice, and the bamboo grows tall and sturdy. But it is still grass.
Bamboo does not bloom, but blooms only once in a lifetime, and the flowers are not divided into calyx and petals as we usually say, and their flowers are not much different from those of wheat.
Bamboo is generally the name of the Poaceae Bamboo subfamily, which is mistaken for a woody plant due to the lignification of its trunk. Judging from the flowering of bamboo, after the bamboo blooms, it will die in pieces, indicating that bamboo is also a herb. Because flowering, fruiting, and death are a life cycle of most herbs. Bamboo only blooms, dies, and does not bear fruit. Because it is rooted. Pandas are afraid of bamboo blooming.
In addition, there are many herbs that we mistaken for trees, most of which are distributed in tropical and subtropical regions, such as papaya, coconut, palm, pineapple, etc. The very tall king coconuts we see in hotels and parks are also herbs. One trick to distinguishing herbs from woody plants is to see if people have growth rings. A tree with growth rings is a woody plant.
What is the Tallest Bamboo in the World?
The tallest and thickest bamboo in the world, is the Giant Dragon Bamboo (up to 45 meters). This kind of bamboo can grow up to 45 meters, and the diameter can reach 30 centimeters. It is simply a behemoth! It can be called the king of bamboo in the world, and it is the tallest and thickest bamboo in the world.
Interesting other Bamboos
When it comes to the plant bamboo, you should all know it, but there are many kinds of bamboo, so the world’s most about it has come out, such as the world’s tallest and thickest bamboo, the smallest and shortest bamboo, the most exotic bamboo Bamboo and so on, then let’s take an inventory together, the most bamboo in the world.
Indian hemp bamboo (up to 25 meters)
Indian hemp bamboo, also known as hemp bamboo, is 25 meters high, only a little shorter than the giant dragon bamboo. It is the second tallest bamboo in the world, with a diameter of 15-30 cm, which is very thick.
Moso bamboo (up to 20 meters)
Moso bamboo is also one of the taller bamboos in the world. It is a little shorter than dragon bamboo and Indian hemp bamboo, but it is still much taller than others. Moso bamboo is 20 meters high and about 20 meters thick. , mainly distributed in subtropical regions, can be regarded as a relatively large bamboo.
Raddiella Vanessiae is the world’s smallest bamboo (poaceae: bambusoideae: olyreae),
It’s a newly discovered species native to French Guiana. It’s the world’s tiniest bamboo. It looks to be linked to R. esenbeckii and R. minima, but differs in size and leaf blades from both.
The most exotic bamboo in the world, Muli bamboo
It is rare to see bamboo blossom and bear fruit, and it is even more rare if the bamboo bears pears. However, in Mizoram, in northeastern India, locals get worried when they hear about bamboo, which is also known locally as the bamboo of death.
It turns out that this kind of pear knotted by bamboo can cause a rat plague, and the local people have a headache for this.
Its ripe fruit weighs about 300 grams. The pulp and husk of the fruit are rich in fat, which can attract tens of millions of hungry mice, especially black mice.