Anos (Tag.); bagakai (Bik., C. Bis., P. Bis.); Bitu (Pamp.); Bolo (Ilk.); Buho (P. Bis.); Lakap (Buk.); Nap-nap (C. Bis.); Sumbiling (Tagb.)
Schizostachyum lima (Blanco) Merr.
Bambos lima Blanco. Fl. Filip. ed. 1 (1837) 271; Merrill, Philipp.
- Sci. 1 (Suppl.), (1906) 388.
Forms clumps, 1–2cm diameter with 240–370 culms. Nodes slightly raised, smooth. Internodes hollow, green, with fine irritating hairs when young, 58.5-75.0 cm long, 1.4-2.8 cm diameter, wall 0.17-0.50 cm thick, powdery inside. Culm sheet auricles indistinct; sheath ligule short, ciliated, cilia 6-15 mm long; sheath blade reflexed, falling early, narrowed upward to acuminate top, up to 10.4 cm long x 0.2-0.3 cm wide at the base. Branches on upper nodes only, extravaginal in development, subequal above the nodal line, as many as 47 per node. Leaves 3-6 in a branch, lanceolate, 8-24 cm long x 1.2-4.2 cm wide, glabrous above, pubescent below, leaf auricle not prominent; leaf ligule ciliated, cilia up to 8 mm long; petiole 2-10 mm long; leaf sheath 5.0-10.5 cm long with deciduous fine hairs when young. Inflorescence and fruits not seen.
Thickets and secondary forests at low and medium altitudes
Ideal for making “sawali” boards owing to its thin culm wall. Young shoots edible. Formerly used in polishing brass metal because of the “sandpapery”nature of hairs on the internodes, hence the epithet “lima”.
It has similar features as S. lumampao, the latter with bigger (taller and wider) culms. It must not be confused with Bambusa dolichomerithalla as discuss earlier.