Grows a dense clump with thick thorns at the bottom part. Culm height around 15-25m young culm is waxy at young and become shiny green when mature. Has a diameter of 5-10cm, wall thickness of 10-20mm and with internodes length at 25-30cm. This species is popular material for simple construction such as fence, makeshift bridge, and railings.Synonim: Bambusa arundinacea Gamble, Bambusa spinosa Blume. Common names:Tinik (Tagalog), Tungkan (Bisaya).
site: Waan Community, Davao
site: Tacunan, Davao
Bambusa merrillianus Elmer
Groovy nodes with aerial roots, thick-walled or almost solid at bottom. Common name: Bayog (Tagalog).
site: Ma'a, Davao
Bambusa vulgaris Schrader
Grow sparsely in its clump, inter-nodes has a shinny bluish-green appearance. Nodes with aerial roots only at base until 3rd node, nodal ridge present. Culm sheaths early falling. Culms classified as "soft bamboo" and used only for light construction. Common name: Kiling (Tagalog).
site: Pangi, Matina crossing site: Pangi, Matina crossing (left), Eden Park (center), Pangi km.6, Davao (right)
Bambusa vulgaris var. "Vittata"
its striking yellow skin makes a strong aesthetic statement in the landscape. Common name: Lunas (Tagalog).
site: Purok Aroyo, Matina Crossing, Davao site: Miagao, Central Visaya
A native species throughout the Southern China, and Taiwan, introduced to the Philippines. The large culms are thin-walled and light. Common names: Buho (Tagalog), Butong (Bisaya), Ma-chu (Chinese), Ma-chiku (Japanese), Pai-sangkham (Thai).
site: Davao del Sur
Dendrocalamus asper Schultes
This one is among the largest of all tropical bamboo. Common names: kawayan (Tagalog), apos (Bisaya), Pring petung (Javanese), Awi bitung (Sundanese), Buluh betung (Malay).
site: Sirawan, Toril
Grow densely in its clump, waxy young culms. Common names: Kayali (Tagalog, Bisaya), Pring legi (Javanese), Awi temen (Sundanese), Preng keles (Madurese).