Phyllostachys nigra (Lodd.) Munro, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26: 38 1868. (Syn: Arundinaria stolonifera Kurz; ….);
Bamboo: Can anyone please tell me whether you have seen black bamboo growing anywhere in India.
the botanical name is Phyllostachys nigra….
in our pune city lot of nursery’s selling black bamboo.
Even though Phyllostachya nigra [a native of China] is called Black Bamboo, the real Black Bamboo is Gigantochloa atroviolacea [a native of Java].
mainly a garden plant, grown as a curiosity in our country.
I believe that a certain common bamboo is used for medicine.