Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Bamboo in habitat of giant panda and its flowering phenomenon

Authors: Liu Yingying, Fu Jinhe
World Bamboo and Rattan, 2007, Vol.5 No.1
Abstract: Giant panda is a rare animal endemic to China, which is called living fossil. But they are frequently threatened by large-scale bamboo flowering in their habitat. Bamboo flowering can occur sporadically or gregariously. This paper summarizes bamboo distribution, biologic character and bamboo flowering in giant panda habitat with view to explore feasible ways to protect bamboo resource and giant panda as well.
Keywords: giant panda, habitat, main food, bamboo flowering

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