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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.

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.