Gigantochloa atroviolacea Widjaja, Reinwardtia 10: 323 1987. (syn: Gigantochloa atter var. nigra Gamble);
China (S. Yunnan, Hong Kong), Jawa to Lesser Sunda Is. (Bali); Introduced into: Bangladesh, Sumatera as per POWO;
Common name: Java Black Bamboo


Bamboo for ID, Auroville, Tamil Nadu NAW-MAR17-07 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Kindly identify this bamboo with dark culms about 4-5 cms. in diameter, photographed at the Auroville Botanical Garden, Tamil Nadu in March 2017.
Height of culms about 6 metres.
The photographs are limited but i hope the peculiar color of the culms allow some kind of identification.

I think this is Gigantochloa atroviolacea 



Bamboo for ID : Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore : 27JAN20 : AK-34 : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Bamboo seen in Lalbagh last month.

Gigantochloa atroviolacea

I think this is Gigantochloa atroviolacea


While going through my posts, I came across this post from Lalbagh, Bangalore.

I seem to have missed adding the pictures.
Adding these.
… has confirmed this to be Gigantochloa atroviolacea.
Attachments (4)

Ok, …




Bamboo for ID :: Thane :: ARKDEC19 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
This bamboo was again seen in the same cultivated garden in Thane in December 2016.
Is this the black bamboo, Phyllostachys nigra?

efi page on Phyllostachys nigra

Gigantochloa atroviolacea

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