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Picea glauca, White Spruce Fiber Through the Microscope

Picea glauca, White Spruce Fiber

This is an image from a stained standard section of Picea glauca made by John P. Limbach of Ripon, Wisconsin. The very narrow, inclined "Piceoid" pitting is evident in the center cross-field area.

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KINGDOM: Plantae DIVISION: Pinophyta CLASS: Pinopsida ORDER: Pinales FAMILY: Pinaceae SUBFAMILY: Piceoideae GENUS: Picea SPECIES: glauca

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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.