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One of the most useful and fastest growing plants in the world. (up to 3 ft in one day! 100cm) In the grass family. Building material and food. It’s the main food source of the Giant Panda, proving itself as a rich complete food source. One of the best sources of silica to strengthen blood vessel walls, reduce wrinkles for healthy skin, reduces arterial inflammation, and prevents artery plaque build up. Strengthens the heart muscle and relaxes blood vessels. You can get it as a powder. (Use bamboo stalk powder, not leaf powder for silica) The best parts to eat are the young shoots (when it’s a young tender plant). Bamboo can grow anywhere, even where it’s 50 below. There are over 200 varieties. Strip off the hard outer shell and cut up the soft insides. Steaming or cooking lessens the bitterness. Remember bitter is good for digestion. Bamboo is an amazing plant. When planted, nothing shows up above ground for 5 years. That’s because all the work is happening underground, building a massively strong root system- then, the fifth year, it shoots up 50 feet into the air like a rocket ! In Asia, they use bamboo to build scaffolding up the side of skyscrapers- that’s how strong it is. It’s so tough, bamboo shoots appeared out of the ground at Hiroshima within days of the atomic blast! "Lucky Bamboo", the curled stems sold in Asian stores is NOT bamboo- it is Dracaena, which is not edible and belongs to water lily family.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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A new combination in Aulonemia (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Bambuseae) based on floral analysis, anatomical features, and distribution.
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Two new genera of Brazilian Bamboos related to Guadua (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Bambuseae).
Non-monophyly of the woody bamboos (Bambuseae; Poaceae): a multi-gene region phylogenetic analysis of Bambusoideae s.s.
La floracion de Guadua chacoensis (Poaceae, Bambusoideae, Bambuseae).
The four other elements within the unresolved clade that is sister to Pharus are Eremitis, Ehrhartoideae, Olyreae, and Bambuseae. Regardless of the various potential relationships among these four groups, the placement of Brachyelytrum with Pooideae and the PACC clade is sufficient to render Bambusoideae (as circumscribed to include Brachyelytrum) nonmonophyletic.
Olyreae sister of the clade that includes Brachyelytrum, Pooideae, and the PACC clade, with Bambuseae sister of that clade, Eremitis sister of that clade, and Ehrhartoideae sister of that clade, vs.
Thus the monophyletic grouping of Brachyelytrum plus Pooideae is associated in all cases with a pectinate structure in which the divergence of Ehrhartoideae immediately follows the divergence of Pharus, and is itself followed by divergence of the following taxa in sequence: Eremitis, Bambuseae, Olyreae, and the PACC clade from a monophyletic grouping of Brachyelytrum plus Pooideae [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURES 1, 4A OMITTED].
Bambuseae, Olyreae, and Oryzeae also are resolved by all three analyses, while Ehrhartoideae (i.e., Oryzeae plus Ehrharta) are resolved by restriction sites and by the combined data set, but not by the structural data set.
Bambuseae are the next most closely related group, and the tree obtained by implied-weighting differs from other trees in uniting Pharus and Eremitis as sister taxa that together constitute a clade that is the next most closely related group.
Among the remaining elements of a broadly defined Bambusoideae, the Bambuseae and Oryzeae (the most frequently sampled tribes of this group), plus the Anomochloeae, Streptochaeteae, Phareae, Olyreae, Parianeae, Ehrharteae, and Streptogyna P.
The consensus tree derived by analysis of just the restriction site character set is almost completely resolved except within the PACC clade (there is also a polytomy within the Bambuseae and another within the Agrostideae).