They are mostly natives of China and Japan and belong to the genera Arundinaria, Bambusa and Phyllostachys; but include a few Himalayan species of Arundinaria.
quadrangularis, remarkable for its square stems; Phyllostachys mitis, growing to 60 ft.
Phyllostachys Heterocycla Marliacea--A - re, handsome species.
Phyllostachys Heterocycla Fastuosa - A very stately and beautiful plant, quite conspicuous among its fellows.
Phyllostachys Heterocycla Aurea - The distinctive name aurea is not very happily chosen, for there is nothing golden about the plant, unless it be the yellow stems, and these are not peculiar to the variety named.