There are many species of bamboo, and their scientific names include phyllostachys, bambusa, chusquea, borinda, fargesia and himalayacalmus. Other species are brachystachyum, chimonobambusa, dendrocalamus and schizostachyum.Continue Reading
Most types of true bamboo are native to Southeast Asia. Other areas with large quantities of bamboo include Latin America, Oceania and Africa. North American gardeners should know that bamboo grows best in hardiness zones four through 10.
The plant that's called "lucky bamboo" isn't a bamboo at all but a type of dracaena. Nandina, though it's called heavenly bamboo, isn't a bamboo either. It's an evergreen shrub that belongs to the Berberidaceae family. Bamboo is a type of grass that spreads through rhizomes.Learn more about Botany
"Gulmohar" is the Middle Eastern name given to the species of flowering plant Delonix regia. The name comes from the Persian "gul" (meaning a flower) and "mor" (meaning a peacock).Full Answer >
While the precise scientific name of each type of acorn varies with the species, all oaks are members of the genus Quercus. Acorns are considered nuts or seeds, and they have no other designated names.Full Answer >
The scientific name for a mulberry tree depends on the species: a red mulberry is Morus rubra, a white mulberry is Morus alba and a black mulberry is Morus nigra. There is also a variant on white mulberry, Russian mulberry, called Morus alba tatarica.Full Answer >
Plants with the common names Virginia cowslip and Virginia bluebells both have the scientific name Mertensia virginica. Native to the eastern part of North America, these perennial wildflowers feature blue, pink and purple bell-shaped blooms. Virginia Bluebells grow to 1 to 2 feet high and require spots in the garden where they will be partially shaded.Full Answer >