A very tall, large culmed, grayish green bamboo which grows in clumps consisting of a large number of closely growing culms, and reaches a height of 30-40m. Under favorable conditions, it can grow up to 40cm per day. Cultivated at low, and high altitudes, commonly in river banks, in home gardens. It is found in South Asian such as, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia,Myanmar, and Thailand.
In India, it is a popular for bridge construction. Used in house frames walls, reinforcement of concrete, ladders, scaffolding, tiles, and floor coverings, and the leaves for thatching.