Bambuseae sentence example

bambuseae
  • BAMBOO, the popular name for a tribe of grasses, Bambuseae, which are large, often tree-like, with woody stems. The stems spring from an underground root-stock and are often crowded to form dense clumps; the largest species reach 120 ft.
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  • The Bambuseae contain twenty-three genera and occur throughout the tropical zone, but very unevenly distributed; they also extend into the sub-tropical and even into the temperate zone.
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  • The chief modifications are the articulation of the deciduous blade on to the sheath, which occurs in all the Bambuseae (except Planotia) and in Spartina stricta; and the interposition of a petiole between the sheath and the blade, as in bamboos, Leptaspis, Pharus, Pariana, Lophatherum and others.
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  • In Anomochloa there are several nearly equal ribs and in some broad-leaved grasses (Bambuseae, Pharus, Leptaspis) the venation becomes tesselated by transverse connecting veins.
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  • Sometimes the pericarp is membranous, sometimes hard, forming a nut, as in some genera of Bambuseae, while in other Bambuseae it becomes thick and fleshy, forming a berry often as large as an apple.
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  • The fleshy berries of some Bambuseae favour distribution by animals.
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  • Bambuseae.
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  • The distribution of the tropical tribe Bambuseae is interesting.
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  • There is, however, justification for referring some specimens to Arundo, Phragmites, and to the Bambuseae.
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  • Gamble, " Bambuseae of British India " in Annals Royal Botanic Gardens, Calcutta, vii.
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  • There is in some genera (Oryza, most Bambuseae) another row of three stamens, making six in all (fig.
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