Characterisation of the xylem of 352 conifers

L. García Esteban, P. de Palacios de Palacios, A. Guindeo Casasús, F. García Fernández


Following the traditional methods of preparation and description of wood at microscopy level, 352 descriptions of the woods of conifers were made. For the characterisation of each wood a multiple entry key was prepared, with a total of 81 features divided into four groups: tracheids with 29 features, axial parenchyma with 8, wood rays with 37 and resin canals with 7.


anatomy; wood; identification

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DOI: 10.5424/srf/2004133-00846