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Bamboos are economically important plants with innumerable uses and many environmental benefits. Improving the availability of information on bamboos is an important step towards the development of sustainable utilization and conservation for this valuable renewable resource, not only in its natural habitats, but also wherever it is cultivated throughout the world. This site was launched in August 2006, primarily as a means to bring together the growing variety of dispersed online tools and information relating to bamboo identification and naming. It also provided an opportunity to disseminate personal publications produced over a 25 year career as a bamboo specialist, working in Asia and in western botanical gardens. Most of these are accessible here as PDF documents or online links. This anniversary also coincides with the publication of the English-language Flora of China bamboo account, a project in which approximately one third of the world’s bamboos are described, arranged more natural system of genera backed up by results of research into their molecular phylogeny. The emphasis of this site is on woody bamboos of Asian origin, especially those from temperate areas, and their cultivation in Europe & the USA. The initial intention was to write a book, but a website seemed a much more flexible, useful and powerful alternative, which could adapt and develop, and link directly to other developing online information. ... [Information of the supplier]
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