Bambuseae sentence example
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.Advertisement
- The fleshy berries of some Bambuseae favour distribution by animals.
- The distribution of the tropical tribe Bambuseae is interesting.
- There is, however, justification for referring some specimens to Arundo, Phragmites, and to the Bambuseae.
- Gamble, " Bambuseae of British India " in Annals Royal Botanic Gardens, Calcutta, vii.Advertisement
- There is in some genera (Oryza, most Bambuseae) another row of three stamens, making six in all (fig.