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Pinus ponderosa, Ponderosa Pine Fiber

Pinus ponderosa Fiber

This is an image of a stained Pinus ponderosa fiber from made by John P. Limbach of Ripon, Wisconsin. The "Window" Cross-field pitting is evident near the terminations of the center three fibers on the left. They common uniseriate pore pattern is shown on the vertical fiber to the right.

Transmitted Off Circular Polarized Light Illumination


KINGDOM: Plantae DIVISION: Pinophyta CLASS: Pinopsida ORDER: Pinales FAMILY: Pinaceae GENUS: Pinus SUBGENUS: Pinus SPECIES: ponderosa

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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.