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Populus tremuloides, Quaking Aspen Fiber Through the Microscope

Populus tremuloides, Quaking Aspen Fiber

This is an image of a stained Populus tremuloides fiber from the standard set made by John P. Limbach of Ripon, Wisconsin. A number of tracheids are shown here. Note the small pores along the length of the fibers and the pointed terminations.

Transmitted Off Circular Polarized Light Illumination


KINGDOM: Plantae UNRANKED: Angiosperms UNRANKED: Eudicots UNRANKED: Rosids ORDER: Malpighiales FAMILY: Salicaceae GENUS: Populus SECTION: Populus SPECIES: tremuloides

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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.