Edible shoots and good quality timber. Its not a very ornamental bamboo, but the near solid culms still make it an important timber bamboo.
A tight clumping bamboo which has green culms with white stripes and long arching tops reaching towards the ground. If left alone, the drooping tops will form a tunnel circling the clump.
Same as the atter, but with yellow striations on the culms. Good timber and edible shoots. This bamboo flowered in 2007, producing some viable seeds. The plants now sold are from these seeds.