Balcooa King is a thornless, fastest growing variety. It is the tropical clumping bamboo often used as a food source, scaffolding and in paper, pulp industries. This variety consists of culms on an average of 12-22 m high with 6-15 cm diameter. Nodes are thickened. Leaves are narrow and are 15-30 cm long and 25-50 mm broad. This variety is used for making Agarbatti sticks; Construction. This is the most preferred species for making edible products. Bamboo helps in Carbon sequestration. Shoots of the Balcooa King is consumed as a vegetable and its leaves are used as a fodder.