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Prunus serotina, Black Cherry Fiber Under the Microscope

Prunus serotina, Black Cherry Fiber

This is an image from a stained standard section of Prunus serotina made by John P. Limbach of Ripon, Wisconsin. This vessel cell shows a few parenchyma cells, helical thickening and the pitting typical of this wood.

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KINGDOM: Plantae UNRANKED: Angiosperms UNRANKED: Eudicots UNRANKED: Rosids ORDER: Rosales FAMILY: Rosaceae GENUS: Prunus SUBGENUS: Padus SPECIES: serotina

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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.