Chapter 3 - Identification of bamboo

IRG/WP 07-10635-03

A K Lahiry

To ensure the exact identification of bamboo species of Bangladesh possibly easy and non-instrumental distinguishing characters have been described for prompt and easy assimilation by all level of people usually involved in the system of bamboo protection practices or in the modern bamboo management system. The important bamboo species of Bangladesh have been described with their external morphology and their distinguishing characters along with their colored photographs. These bamboos are also available in South and South East Asia; hence their identification will be helpfui to the people who are really dealing with bamboos in their daily life.

Keywords: Bangladesh, Bamboo species, External morphology, Vegetative parts, Identification tools, Distinguishing characters, Phenology, Epidermal morphology, introducing bamboo

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