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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. Seven tracheid terminations are shown here along with some of the typical pitting.

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.