Lumampao, bokawi, boho (Tag.); babakan (Tag.); book (Bik., Tag.); bolo (Ibn., Ilk., ang., P. Bis., Tag.); bulo (Ibn.); Caña del boho (Sp.); dato (Bik.); napnap (Ilk.); oras (Bik.); bulu (Ibn.); vulu (It.).
Schizostachyum lumampao (Blanco) Merr.)
Bambus lumampao Blanco, 1st ed. Fl. Filip. (1837) 272.
Clumps about 2-3 m in diameter, with more or less 200 culms. Culms more or less, glabrous, 10-11 m tall. Nodes with appressed brown hairs. Internodes hollow, green, 60-90 cm long, 3.0-5.5 cm in diameter, wall up to 1 cm thick at first internode, as thin as 0.17 cm at top. Culm sheaths tardily deciduous to persistent, up to 2 cm long x 22. 5 cm wide at base, outer surface covered with yellowish sharp hairs, inner surface shiny, glabrous; auricles indistinct; ligule ciliated; blade reflexed, falling, lanceolate, up to 25 cm long, base 0.7-1.4 cm wide, inner and outer surfaces shortly pubescent, hairs mostly caducous. Branches arising at upper nodes first very profuse when injured (up to 80). Leaves as many as 8 on each branch, linear-lanceolate, 20-35 cm long x 3-4 cm wide, base obtuse, margins weakly scabrous, tips acute to acuminate, leaf sheaths 7.5-8.0 cm long, with caducous prickly hairs: auricle ciliated, cilia up to 8.5 mm, ligule ciliated, cilia to 2 mm long.
In thickets and secondary forests at low and medium altitudes.
Culms bottom, mid and top portion for musical instruments. For making “sawali”, baskets, fences, spears and other articles.