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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Bambusoideae
Tribus: Bambuseae
Subtribus: Bambusinae
Genus: Gigantochloa
Species: Gigantochloa atter

Gigantochloa atter (Hassk.) Kurz ex Munro

Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. London 26:125. 1868
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Gigantochloa atter in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Gigantochloa atter, the black bamboo, sweet bamboo, or giant atter, is a bamboo species belonging to the genus Gigantochloa. It grows up to 20 m tall. It is native to Island Southeast Asia, but has become naturalized all over the South Asia.[2][3][4]

Culm is green with purple patches when young, which becomes purplish black when mature turns greyish purple when drying. Surface is smooth and glossy. Young shoots are purplish pink in color with green blades on culm sheaths. Culm is straight. Branching occurs only at top. Internode length is 45–60 cm, and diameter is 5–10 cm. Culm walls are thick.

Culm sheath is purplish pink with green blades in young plants turns dark brown when mature. It is triangular with a conical blade. Length of the sheath proper is 24–27 cm in length and 40–45 cm wide. Blade length is 4–7 cm. Auricles absent. Upper surface of the sheath covered with black hairs. Lower surface of the sheath is not hairy. Sheaths fall off early.

"The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 3 April 2015.
Fern, Ken. "Gigantochloa atter". Useful Tropical Plants. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
"Gigantochloa atter".

"Gigantochloa Atter bamboo – Qundembo Bamboo Nursery".

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