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Eastern Hemlock, Tsuga canadensis Fiber

Eastern Hemlock, Tsuga canadensis Fiber

This is an image of a stained Tsuga canadensis fiber from made by John P. Limbach of Ripon, Wisconsin. The terminations tend to be rounded with pores out to the tips. The cross-field pitting tends to be "Piceoid" with the aperture elongated. The tracheid pitting shows borders approximately equal to the aperture diameter. The top fiber is in its tangential orientation rather than the radial orientation of the lower fiber.

Transmitted Off Circular Polarized Light Illumination


KINGDOM: Plantae DIVISION: Pinophyta CLASS: Pinopsida ORDER: Pinales FAMILY: Pinaceae GENUS: Tsuga SPECIES: canadensis

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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.