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Tilia americana, American Basswood Fiber Through the Microscope

Tilia americana, American Basswood Fiber

This is an image of a stained Tilia americana fiber from the standard set made by John P. Limbach of Ripon, Wisconsin. One vessel cell is shown here along with numerous sections of tracheid fibers. Note the helical thickenings.

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KINGDOM: Plantae UNRANKED: Angiosperms UNRANKED: Eudicots UNRANKED: Rosids ORDER: Malvales FAMILY: Tiliaceae GENUS: Tilia SPECIES: americana

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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.