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Title: Chapter 02: Basic wood biology—Anatomy for identification

Source: In: Identification of Central American Woods. 2011. Forest Products Society, Madison, WI. Publication #7215-11, ISBN 978-1-892529-58-9. pp. 11-20.

Author(s)Wiedenhoeft, Alex

Publication Year: 2011  View PDF »

Category: Book Chapter

Abstract: Before the topics of using a hand lens, preparing wood for observation, and understanding the characters used in wood identification can be tackled, a general introduction to the biology of wood must be undertaken. The woods in commercial trade in Central America come almost exclusively from trees, so the discussion of wood biology is restricted to trees here, though most of what is presented is also true of shrubs and lianas.

Keywords: wood identification; hand lens; Central America; Central American woods; commercial timber; pattern recognition; wood identification process; biology of wood; wood anatomy; wood structure; scientific names; loupe; macroscopic; sample preparation; surfacing; cutting; characters; vessels; rays; parenchyma; identification key; species description; similar woods; species summaries; wood collection; wood identification references; InsideWood

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 3,709 kb(s)

Date posted: 10/23/2012

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RITS Product ID: 62642
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Wiedenhoeft, Alex C.
Research Botanist
  

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