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Bamboo Bambooworking

Bamboo Bambooworking

Bamboo was used by humans for various purposes at a very early time. Categories of Bambooworking include: Construction Further information: Bamboo construction house from Bambou Habitat House made entirely of bamboo Bamboo has long been used as an assembly material in Hong Kong because of its versatility Bamboo scaffolding can reach great heights Workers on…

Bamboo Uses

Bamboo Uses

Culinary Although the shoots (new culms that come out of the ground) of bamboo contain a toxin taxiphyllin (a cyanogenic glycoside) that produces cyanide in the gut, proper processing renders them edible. They are used in numerous Asian dishes and broths, and are available in supermarkets in various sliced forms, in both fresh and canned…

Bamboo Ecology

Bamboo Ecology

The two general patterns for the growth of bamboo are “clumping” (sympodial) and “running” (monopodial). Clumping bamboo species tend to spread slowly, as the growth pattern of the rhizomes is to simply expand the root mass gradually, similar to ornamental grasses. “Running” bamboos, though, need to be controlled during cultivation because of their potential for…