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K. M. Bhat, Matti Kärkkäinen

Variation in structure and selected properties of Finnish birch wood. II.

Bhat K.M., Kärkkäinen M. (1981). Variation in structure and selected properties of Finnish birch wood. II. Silva Fennica vol. 15 no. 2 article id 5115. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15056

Abstract

The anatomical variation of a lateral root was compared with that of the stem of the same tree at breast height by concentrating on the intrelationships of certain anatomical features in Betula pendula and B. pubescens. The results showed that root wood has several essential features of stem wood, such as gelatinous fibres, growth eccentricity, scalariform perforation plates in the vessels and pith flecks. However, some of the anatomical differences are significant. The differences between the species were more pronounced in the root than in the stem anatomy.

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Keywords
Betula pendula; Betula pubescens; wood anatomy; basic density; roots

Published in 1981

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