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Ashed Douglas Fir Bark Under the Microscope

Phytoliths from Ashed Douglas Fir Bark

These are phytoliths from ashed Douglas Fir Bark. They tend to be in this pseudo-cubic shape. This is from a section of Douglas Fir bark that was ashed in a muffle furnace.

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