What's the difference between the two? I mean as plants. They're translated into the same Polish word, but either has its own wikipedia article for example, so I'm a bit confused.
Thank you very much. Just to make sure: so it has nothing to do with being pithed or not, am I right?
Here is one from basket-weaving:
What are Cane & Reed? | WickerWoman.com
For musical instruments:
All bassoonists who have ever made reeds agree on a basic difference between “good” cane and “bad” cane. When two reeds are identical in design, manufacture and condition, the one that responds well is made of “good” cane, while the mediocre or worse reed is made of “bad” cane.
Counting the Virtues of Bassoon Cane
If you do a Google search for: pith cane reed botanical, you'll probably find what you need.