What Plant Family Is Bamboo?

Botanists categorize the more than 1,000 types of bamboo on earth as belonging to the Poaceae family, a group that includes as many as 10,000 separate species of grasses.

Keywords: bamboo grasses, Poaceae family, types of bamboo

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John Lindell has written articles for "The Greyhound Review" and various other online publications. A Connecticut native, his work specializes in sports, fishing and nature. Lindell worked in greyhound racing for 25 years.