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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. These two vessel cells show the helical thickening and the pitting typical of this wood.

Transmitted Off Circular Polarized Light Illumination


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.