The bamboos are a subfamily (Bambusoideae) of flowering perennial evergreen plants in the grass family Poaceae.
Bamboos include some of the fastest-growing plants in the world, due to a unique rhizome-dependent system.They also occur in small numbers in sub-Saharan Africa, confined to tropical areas.
Bamboos include some of the fastest-growing plants in the world, due to a unique rhizome-dependent system. Certain species of bamboo can grow 91 cm within a 24-hour period, at a rate of almost 4 cm an hour (a growth around 1 mm every 90 seconds, or one inch every 40 minutes).
In Egypt reed pens was used for writing on papyrus, and that was the way of writing of the Bible. Reed pens are a type of writing implement made by cutting and shaping a single reed straw or length of bamboo. Reed pens with regular features such as a split nib have been found in Ancient Egyptian sites dating from the 4th century BC. Reed pens were used for writing on papyrus, and were the most common writing implement in antiquity.