publication . Article . 2008

Variation in the wood anatomical structure of Gmelina arborea (Verbenaceae) trees at different ecological conditions in Costa Rica

Róger Moya; Mario Tomazello Fo;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2008 Journal: issn: 0034-7744, eissn: 2215-2075, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: Universidad de Costa Rica
Abstract
The tree Gmelina arborea has been widely introduced in Costa Rica for commercial purposes. This new conditions for melina cause variations on anatomy in secondary xylem of the trees growing in plantations. The objective of the present research was to determine the variation in the anatomy of xylem caused by the ecological conduction variation. Dimensions of fiber, axial parenchyma percentage of cross sections, parameters of vessels and the ray were measured. The results showed that some anatomical characteristics remained stable despite variations of ecological conditions, especially radial parenchyma and anatomical features which were less affected by the altit...
Subjects
free text keywords: precipitation, plantation wood, Madera de plantación, posición geográfica, xilema secundario, precipitación, secondary xylem, geographical position, propiedades, properties, Biology (General), QH301-705.5
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publication . Article . 2008

Variation in the wood anatomical structure of Gmelina arborea (Verbenaceae) trees at different ecological conditions in Costa Rica

Róger Moya; Mario Tomazello Fo;