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Betula papyrifera, Paper Birch Cross Section Under the Microscope

Betula papyrifera, Cross-Section

This is an image from a stained standard section of Betula papyrifera made by John P. Limbach of Ripon, Wisconsin. This area shows a couple of calcium oxalate phytoliths.

Transmitted Off Circular Polarized Light Illumination


KINGDOM: Plantae UNRANKED: Angiosperms UNRANKED: Eudicots UNRANKED: Rosids ORDER: Fagales FAMILY: Betulaceae GENUS: Betula SPECIES: papyrifera

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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.