The origin of the word Bamboo comes from the Malay word “Mambu
Bamboos occur native on 5 continents: Africa, Asia, South America, North America and Australia.
Therefore, all continents except for Antarctica and Europe have bamboo
Bamboo was the only plant to survive the radiation of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima, Japan in 1945
Bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and releases over 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere compared to an equivalent mass of trees
Some species of bamboo are clocked at growing over 90 cm in height in a day. Thats over 3.8 cm in one hour! No other plant on earth can do this!
Bamboo is intrinsically strong in its molecular structure and has been used as a standard building material for the majority of the world for thousands of years
Flowers of bamboo are rarely seen. Some species of bamboo develop flowers after 65 or 120 years. Interesting fact about flowering is that all plants of one bamboo species develop flowers at the same time, no matter where they are located in the world
Bamboo has wide and strong root system which holds the soil stable and prevents erosion of the ground