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Cornus florida, Flowering Dogwood Fibers Through the Microscope

Cornus florida, Flowering Dogwood Cross-Section

This is an image from a stained standard fiber of Cornus florida made by John P. Limbach of Ripon, Wisconsin. There are a number of a tracheid fibers and small parenchyma cells. The pattern of pitting can be seen here.

Transmitted Brightfield Illumination


KINGDOM: Plantae UNRANKED: Angiosperms UNRANKED: Eudicots UNRANKED: Asterids ORDER: Cornales FAMILY: Cornaceae GENUS: Cornus SPECIES: florida

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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.