Talk:Bamboo

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Poles in mythology[edit]

Now we have a new article Poles in mythology, Please see and include suitable improvements , if any, in article Poles in mythology.

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Mahitgar (talk) 08:06, 5 October 2015 (UTC)


DEAD EXTERN LINK ... link down

... --Alain Van den Hende (talk) 18:27, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Other parts of Bamboo eaten by man BESIDES the corm/shoot...[edit]

1] Apparently, some types of Bamboo have a pith - As I have seen it in markets for sale. I was not able to try eating it, however, when I finally got around to preparing, it had already gotten moldy. FYI: What Ihave seen, looks like a mass of fine net or somewhat like wispy Usnea/Lichen. 2] Also, some varieties of Bamboo produce a Berry, which I have come across references several times. And at least one variety I have seen published in a reputable agricultural journal has a fruit the size of a plum. I have seen the photo just the once. 3] And just thinking as I type this & never occurred to me before either, as many Poaceae species (Grass family types) are cultivated for their grains/seeds - Why would it not be possible to eat Bamboo seeds?? Obviously it would be a bit of a rarity, but there is no real reason why not.. 80.5.219.60 (talk) 19:10, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Lead[edit]

The lead—especially the 2d paragraph—is extremely technical and basically incomprehensible for those not well-versed in botany. I'd rewrite it, but I honestly don't understand it. Someone with a good grasp of the subject should rewrite with the general interest reader in mind. agtx 14:19, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Distribution map[edit]

The inclusion of large, arbitrarily-shaped areas of ocean in the distribution map of bamboo is perplexing. Can a version of this map be prepared with these areas deleted? Plantsurfer 15:35, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

There are lots of islands there you know (well in some parts). Johnbod (talk) 02:18, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Invasive species[edit]

In significant parts of the world, bamboo is an invasive species. This topic should have more than an passing sentence or two in the article. --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 15:08, 8 May 2017 (UTC)