Eight varieties in the bamboo class are used extensively in housing construction, manufacture of furniture and furnishings, basketry and other handicrafts, and matting. These are the Kawayan-Tinik (Bambusa spinosa), the most popular in the Philippines, Giant Bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper),

Bayog (Dendrocalamus merilliana),Botong (Dendrocalamus latiflorus), Bolo (Gigantochloa levis), Anos (Schizostachyum lima), Buho (Schizostachyum lumampao), and Puser (Schizostachyum fenexii)