Chimonobambusa neopurpurea ‘Yinjian’: A New Ornamental Bamboo Cultivar
Liu Yutao1, Shi Junyi2, Zhou Dequn3, Wu Jinxu2, Yao Jun2, Huang Song1
1. Dujiangyan Dengluyuan Agricultural Co., Ltd., Dujiangyan 611800, Chengdu, China; 2. Flower Research and Development Center of Southwest China, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Kunming 650224, China; 3. Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650550, China
Abstract：Chimonobambusa neopurpurea ‘Yinjian’, a new bamboo cultivar, was developed from Ch. neopurpurea Yi in the genus of Chimonobambusa Makino in Bambusoideae. This new bamboo cultivar was developed from the variant plants with mosaic leaves from Ch. neopurpurea by means of further separation, transplantation and cultivation. Both of ‘Yinjian’ and ‘Dujiangyan Fangzhu’ are in the affinis taxonomic group. The key difference between ‘Yinjian’ and ‘Dujiangyan Fangzhu’ is that the leaves of ‘Yinjian’ are green with yellowish-white longitudinal stripes in different sizes but sometimes with green longitudinal stripes. The leaves of the plant are typically mosaic. The color of the leaves is bright with high ornamental value. In contrast, the leaves of ‘Dujiangyan Fangzhu’ have no stripes, with lower ornamental value.