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.
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
The scientific names for the most common species of hibiscus are Hibiscus syriacus and Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Hibiscus syriacus, which has the common name of Rose of Sharon in North America, is grown in temperate zones, while the Hibiscus rosa-sinensis thrives in tropical climates.Full Answer >
According to the Singapore Infopedia, the scientific names for bougainvillea, a popular sub-tropical and tropical flower, are "Bougainvillea glabra" and "Bougainvillea spectabilis." Bougainvillea belongs to the Nyctaginaceae family, which contains 28 genera and 250 species.Full Answer >
The scientific name of lemon tree is Citrus limon. Lemon trees thrive in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11, and they grow up to 20 feet tall.Full Answer >
The scientific name for the genus of mint plants is Mentha. Each distinct species of mint has its own scientific name. Peppermint's scientific name, for example, is Mentha piperita, while Mentha spicata is spearmint.Full Answer >