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Heavenly Bamboo Nandina domestica
2014-01-12 10:23:00

Nandina domestica is a flowering plant. The species may also be referred to as Heavenly bamboo or Sacred bamboo. Despite its common names the species is not in fact bamboo, but an evergreen shrub. Nandina domestica belongs to the Berberidaceae family. The plant is native to eastern Asia, specifically from the Himalayas to Japan. Typically Nandina domestica plants grow up to 7 feet tall and...

African Alpine Bamboo Yushania alpina
2009-06-17 13:03:39

The African Alpine Bamboo (Yushania alpina) is a species of perennial bamboo that is native to tropical Africa. It grows in dense stands on the mountains and volcanoes surrounding the Great Rift Valley between 8200 feet and 11,000 feet above sea level. The grass stems of the alpine bamboo are often used as fencing, plumbing and other building materials. Photo Copyright and Credit

Guadua Guadua angustifolia
2009-04-23 10:56:12

Guadua is a moderate to very large species of thorny clumping bamboo in the Neotropics genus. The physical size of the Guadua angustifolia makes it the largest Neotropic bamboo. This genus is similar to Bambusa and is sometimes classified in the Bambusa category. This bamboo is intensely dominant in the Amazon basin and the Orinoco basin. Typically, it grows in low altitudes below 1,640...

Bamboo rat
2006-12-13 15:27:37

The bamboo rats are four species of rodents of the subfamily Rhizomyinae. They are the sole living representatives of the tribe Rhizomyini. All are found in the eastern half of Asia. Bamboo rats vary in size. The Lesser Bamboo Rat is typically 5.09 to 9.84 in (15 to 25 cm long), and weighs from 17.64 to 26.46 oz (500 to 750 g). The Sumatra Bamboo Rat, which can reach lengths of nearly...

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