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Title: Chapter 07: Species description pages

Source: In: Identification of Central American Woods. 2011. Forest Products Society, Madison, WI. Publication #7215-11, ISBN 978-1-892529-58-9. pp. 61-158.

Author(s)Wiedenhoeft, Alex C.

Publication Year: 2011  View PDF »

Category: Book Chapter

Abstract: These pages are written to be the final step in the identification process; you will be directed to them by the key in Chapter 6. Each species or group of similar species in the same genus has its own set of pages. The information in the first page describes the characteristics of the wood covered in the manual. The page shows images of similar or confusable woods, and notes characteristics that differ between the wood in the manual and those other woods. Determine which character is present in the unknown, and use that information to confirm or deny the identification.

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: 14,336 kb(s)

Date posted: 10/23/2012

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RITS Product ID: 62652
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Wiedenhoeft, Alex C.
Research Botanist

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