Tabasheer -- The Rock in the Tree

Shor, George
June 2011
Bamboo: The Magazine of the American Bamboo Society;Jun2011, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p19
A reprint of the article "Tabasheer--The Rock in the Tree," by George Shor which appeared in the December 1992 issue of "ABS Newsletter." It provides information about tabasheer, an amorphous hydrated silica which occurs naturally in some bamboos within the internodes. It describes the characteristics of tabasheer including its color, its ability to absorb large quantities of fluid, and its specific gravity.


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