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Title: Wood anatomy of Pleodendron costaricense (Canellaceae) from Southern Pacific, Costa Rica

Source: BRENESIA 68: 25-28,2007

Author(s)Roquel, Roger Moya; Salazar, Manuel Morales; Wiemann, Michael C.; Alvarez, Luis Poveda

Publication Year: 2007  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4714-1A

Abstract: Pleodendron costaricense N. Zamora, Hammel & R. Aguilar (Canellaceae) is an endemic species from the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica. It is rare and is considered to be a living fossil. The wood of P. costaricense has high density (0.92 Kg/cm3, air dry) with little distinction between heartwood and sapwood. The growth rings are marked by tangential rows of fibers. Its porous are diffuse with moderately few, small, very long vessel elements and scalariform intervessel pitting. Vessels are solitaries with scalariform perforations having 20-40 bars. Rays are uniseriate and homocellular. P. costariceme shares many features with P. macranthum and Canella winterana.

Keywords: Wood anatomy; wood density; tree-rings; heartwood; sapwood; tropics; trees; Costa Rica; identification; essences; essential oils; Canellaceae; living fossils; tropical woods; wood fibers; Pleodendron costaricence

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 2,042 kb(s)

Date posted: 10/06/2010

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RITS Product ID: 31976
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Wiemann, Michael C.

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