5. Hardwood Structure

  1. Rubin Shmulsky and
  2. P. David Jones

Published Online: 13 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960035.ch5

Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition

Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Shmulsky, R. and Jones, P. D. (2011) Hardwood Structure, in Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470960035.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 10 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813820743

Online ISBN: 9780470960035

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Keywords:

  • hardwood structure;
  • wood formed by hardwoods - different from that produced by softwoods;
  • hardwood and softwood xylem differences;
  • principal cell types - of hardwoods and softwoods;
  • major hardwood cell types;
  • longitudinal cells of hardwoods - varying in size;
  • vessel elements - unique cells of hardwoods;
  • vessel arrangement, large diameter - as holes, viewed in cross section;
  • tyloses, outgrowths of parenchyma cells - hollow lumens of vessels;
  • wood identification

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Differences between Hardwood and Softwood Xylem

  • Longitudinal Cells

  • Rays

  • Wood Identification

  • Summary

  • References and Supplemental Reading