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Ilex opaca, (American Holly) Radial Section Under the Microscope

Ilex opaca, Radial-Section

This is an image from a stained standard section of Ilex opaca (American Holly) made by John P. Limbach of Ripon, Wisconsin.

Transmitted Brightfield Illumination


KINGDOM: Plantae (UNRANKED): Angiosperms (UNRANKED): Eudicots (UNRANKED): Asterids ORDER: Aquifoliales FAMILY: Aquifoliaceae GENUS: Ilex SPECIES: opaca

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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.