Phyllostachys nigra*

Phyllostachys nigra* (Lodd.) Munro. Trans.
Linn. Soc.
26: 38 (1868).

Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily
Bambusoideae. Tribe Bambuseae.

Basionym and/or
Replacement Name:
 Bambusa nigra
Lodd. ex Lindl., Penny Cyclop. 3: 357 (1835).

Key references
(books and floras):
[2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
, [2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses
of New South Wales
(341), [2009] A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia,
Vol 44A. Poaceae 2 (357).

[2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
, 4th edn (341), [2009]. A.Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia 44A:
Poaceae 2 (356, Fig. 48).

Perennial. Rhizomes present, elongated. Basal leaf sheaths absent. Culms erect,
300–700 cm tall, 10–40 mm diam., woody. Mid-culm internodes hollow,
thin-walled, pubescent (when young) or pilose or glabrous. Lateral branches
dendroid. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath
auricles present. Ligule a fringed membrane, a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades
lanceolate, flat, 6–12 cm long, 10–15 mm wide.

Inflorescence unknown.

Spikelets sessile. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile
florets (2–4), comprising 1–4 fertile floret(s), with a barren rachilla
extension, lanceolate, laterally compressed, 18–25 mm long.

Glumes. Upper
glume oblong, chartaceous, without keels, 7–9 -nerved.

Fertile lemma 19 mm long, without keel, 9 -nerved. Lemma surface indumented.
Palea 6 -nerved. Lodicules present. Anthers 3.

Continental Distribution:
Europe, Africa, Temperate Asia, Australasia, Pacific, and South America.

: New South Wales.

New South Wales:
Central Coast.

Naturalised in several areas on the central coast, N.S.W. Native of China.




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