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Acer saccharum, Sugar Maple Fiber Under the Microscope

Acer saccharum, Cross-Section

This is an image from a stained standard fiber of Acer saccharum made by John P. Limbach of Ripon, Wisconsin. One vessel cell along with a number of tracheid fibers are shown here.

Transmitted Off Circular Polarized Light Illumination


KINGDOM: Plantae UNRANKED: Angiosperms UNRANKED: Eudicots UNRANKED: Rosids ORDER: Sapindales FAMILY: Sapindaceae GENUS: Acer SPECIES: saccharum

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Core, H.R., W.A. Cote, and A.C. Day, WOOD STRUCTURE AND IDENTIFICATION, Syracuse Wood Science Series, Vol. 6, 1979.