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Fargesia nitida

 

Fountain Bamboo

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusFargesia
SpeciesnitidaDerived from the Latin meaning “shining, lustrous, whitish” referring to the pods

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Fargesia nitida description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Fargesia nitida (Fountain Bamboo)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 3½ × 4½' (1 × 1.4 m)