|Black bamboo in Bambouseraie de Prafrance at Générargues, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France|
(Lodd. ex Lindl.) Munro
Growing up to 5 m (16 ft) tall by 3 m (10 ft) broad, it forms clumps of slender arching canes which turn black after two or three seasons. The abundant lance-shaped leaves are 4–13 cm (2–5 in) long.
Numerous forms and cultivars are available for garden use. The species  and the form P. nigra f. henonis have both gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. The form henonis is also known as Henon bamboo and as cultivar 'Henon'.
It is used for lumber (timber), food, and musical instruments, among other things, in areas of China where it is native and also worldwide. Unlike golden bamboo, it is not considered an invasive species in the United States. In Rwanda, it is being used to boost the economy.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Phyllostachys nigra". Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Phyllostachys nigra f. henonis". Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- "Bamboo Species Source List". American Bamboo Society. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
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