Bamboo: Bamboo is one of the most unique plants on earth. Unlike trees, bamboo grows initially at full width, with no tapering or horizontal growth. Some species can grow up to three feet a day!
Long ago people India people used hand made pens (Kalam) made by thin bamboo sticks.
Distribution: Most timber-producing bamboos are from south Asia
Grain/Texture: is very uniform, and ranges from medium to fine depending on density.
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .38 to .64, .50 to .85
Janka Hardness: 1,410 lbf (6,270 N) to 1,610 lbf (7,170 N)