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Alnus rubra, Red Alder Fiber Through the Microscope

Alnus rubra, Red Alder Fiber

This is an image from a stained standard section of Alnus rubra, Red Alder, made by John P. Limbach of Ripon, Wisconsin. The vessel shows an alternate multiseriate pattern. The tracheids show very small elongated pores and tend to terminate in a point.

Transmitted Brightfield Illumination


KINGDOM: Plantae UNRANKED: Angiosperms UNRANKED: Eudicots UNRANKED: Rosids ORDER: Fagales FAMILY: Betulaceae GENUS: Alnus SPECIES: rubra

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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.