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herbaceous monocot - very tall grass, it's the fastest growing plant in the world - 30 cm a day during rapid growing season. Inside the stem is hollow cavity


it's a huge bamboo forest or woodland on a mountain, the locals treat it as a sacred place

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Xinxin 3 years ago

thanks for sharing - there was also a bamboo forest in the rainforest i just visited in El Yunque, puerto rico, they were planted there for preventing landslide, it was amazing and funny to see them in a tropical forest!

LisaPowers 3 years ago

Project Noah Fun Fact: Giant bamboos are the largest members of the grass family. The absence of secondary growth wood causes the stems of monocots, including the palms and large bamboos, to be columnar rather than tapering.

Bamboo species are found in diverse climates, from cold mountains to hot tropical regions. They occur across East Asia, from 50°N latitude through to Northern Australia, and west to India and the Himalayas, sub-Saharan Africa, in the Americas from the USA mid-Atlantic states south to Argentina and Chile, reaching their southernmost point at 47°S latitude. Continental Europe is not known to have any native species of bamboo.


spotted in Zhejiang, China by PN member Xinxin.

西湖区, 浙江省, Paracel Islands

Lat: 30.23, Long: 120.08

Spotted on Jan 16, 2016
Submitted on Jan 18, 2016

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