Borinda fungosa (= Fargesia fungosa)
A medium sized bamboo native to montane forests between 1800 and 2700 m (5900 and 8900 ft.) in western Guizhou, southwestern Sichuan and northeastern Yunnan, China, that forms a dense cluster of powdery bluish culms to 6 m (20 ft.) tall and 2.5 cm (1 in.) in diameter, with sheaths that are pale yellowish-brown with small, purplish spots and persist for the first year. The leaves are light green and narrow, held in small fans that give the plant a dainty appearance. The Chocolate Bamboo is an excellent ornamental for cool and warm temperate regions where it will take moderate to severe freezes. The young shooths are edible.