It is hard to imagine any other plant that influences the mind and the body more than bamboo. The plant is intimately connected to the lives of people of many cultures around the world. For ages, it has inspired music and poetry and many a painter has wielded the brush to bring out the charm of the tall, graceful jointed stems and the feathery foliage. To biologists trying to unravel its mysteries, it is still an enigma and a challenge.
The extremely fast growth of this tall grass is legendary. For a
The Kerala Forest Research Institute at Peechi, Thrissur, India has been a pioneer in research on bamboo in India. With a wide repertoire of expertise in scientific disciplines that researchers have
BIC-India is now launched with the Bamboo Bibliography, the directory of researchers, artisans/manufacturers and a Database of bamboo species. Soon to be added is the digital access to the Bamboo collection in the KFRI Herbarium. There is more to come.
Come savor the exquisite world of bamboo through these pages.
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