Species Name :   Phylostachys nigra

DESCRIPTION : Bamboo with graceful foliage. Within a year culms turn jet black. Rhizome is running type.

Taxonomy :

                                                                                 KINGDOM : Plantae

                                                                                         DIVISION : Magnoliophyta

                                                                                            CLASS : Liliopsida

                                                                                               SUBCLASS : Commelinidae

                                                                                                       ORDER : Cyperales

                                                                                                               FAMILY : Poaceae

                                                                                                                   SUBFAMILY : Bambusoideae

                                                                                                                           TRIBE : Bambuseae

                                                                                                                                   SUBTRIBE : Shibataeinae

                                                                                                                                          GENUS : Phyllostachys


Chemical Composition :  

Flavanoid, antimicrobial , angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition, ascorbic acid, phenolics,isoorientin, orientin, vitexin, cis-coumaric acid, p-coumaric acid, luteolin 6-C-(6′′-O-trans-caffeoylglucoside), vittariflavone and tricin

SHOOT: It is used for eating purpose. (EDIBLE)

Reference :

Taxonomy    Edible  Chemical Composition1, 2 & 3  Tissue Culture