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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 on the left of this image.

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.