genus Phyllostachys

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Noun1.genus Phyllostachys - medium and large bamboos
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
fishpole bamboo, gosan-chiku, hotei-chiku, Phyllostachys aurea - small bamboo of southeastern China having slender culms flexuous when young
black bamboo, kuri-chiku, Phyllostachys nigra - small bamboo having thin green culms turning shining black
giant timber bamboo, ku-chiku, madake, Phyllostachys bambusoides - large bamboo having thick-walled culms; native of China and perhaps Japan; widely grown elsewhere