Bamboo and flowering: myth or fact?

Discussion in 'Poaceae' started by sunshade, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. sunshade

    sunshade Active Member 10 Years

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    One of our bamboos has flowered this year. I have lived here for 15 years and this is a first. A friend tells me that bamboos of the same genus (?) species (?) will all flower together wherever they are in the world. Sent shivers down my spine. Is this true?
     
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    Not sure about all over the world, but froom what I know they do all flower at the same time together, and then only something like once every 100 years, then they die.
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Varies with the species.
     
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    oh yeah, and of course it varies with species, sorry
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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