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K. M. Bhat, Matti Kärkkäinen

Distinguishing between Betula pendula Roth. and Betula pubescens Ehrh. on the basis of wood anatomy.

Bhat K.M., Kärkkäinen M. (1980). Distinguishing between Betula pendula Roth. and Betula pubescens Ehrh. on the basis of wood anatomy. Silva Fennica vol. 14 no. 3 article id 5084. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15025

Abstract

It was concluded on the basis of the anatomical investigations of four mature trees that Betula pendula Roth can be distinguished from B. pubescens Ehrh. using the number of bars per scalariform perforation plate as an identification factor. If the average number of bars is more than 17.6, the sample is probably from B. pubescens, and if less, from B. pendula. The accuracy can be slightly improved by using the vessel frequency as another factor.

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Keywords
Betula pendula; Betula pubescens; wood anatomy; identification; perforation plate

Published in 1980

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