Photos taken in Palikir.
Family name: Poaceae or Graminaea
English name: Bamboo
chuukese name: Ich
Yapese name: Mor
Pohnpei name: Poahri
Kosrea name: Pambu
Growth form: Giant grass Tree
growth location: Terrestrial
growth enviroment: Forest
growth zone: tropical
Average height: In feet this tree can grow about 130ft
Stem: It has jointed stem. It is long and verticle stem. the stem is also woody. the skin is smooth. No presence of hair.Green to yellow in color.
Leaf arrangement: opposite arangment
Petiole: the petiole is thick and green in color.
Leaf blade: the leaf is lenear shape with cuneate tip. the color is green yellow.
floral brackts: none
Anything else: Spread by under ground stem ( rihzome ), which like th above ground stem.
Cultural usage: Bamboo stem has lots of culutral usage. Bamboo stem are used for building houses. It is used for making floors walls and roofs. It is also used for fishing poles and fishing rafts. Even the stems are used for water pipes ( local pipes).
Descriptive work done by Daphne Anson.
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