Phyllostachys nigra (Lodd.) Munro, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26: 38 1868. (Syn: Arundinaria stolonifera Kurz; ….);
China South-Central, China Southeast; Introduced into: Austria, Brazil Southeast, China North-Central, Georgia, Great Britain, Hawaii, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Lesser Sunda Is., Maryland, Nansei-shoto, New South Wales, New Zealand North, Philippines, Queensland, Seychelles, South Carolina, Tennessee, Tibet, Vietnam, Virginia, West Virginia as per POWO;


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Location:  Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 3 April 2018
Altitude: 6000 ft.
Habit: Cultivated

Again Phyllostachys spp., probably close to P.nigra

Did you check it with P. nigra as suggested by …?

I did but could not conclude!


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].
Both do not occur naturally in India.

mainly a garden plant, grown as a curiosity in our country.

I believe that a certain common bamboo is used for medicine.




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