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Wood anatomy of Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis, Araucariaceae)

Heady, Roger; Banks, John; Evans, Philip

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The wood anatomy of the recently-discovered conifer Wollemia nobilis (Wollemi pine) is described for the first time. Its mature heartwood is light brown in colour and has an air dry density of 0.57 g/cm3. Growth ring boundaries are distinct and the transition from earlywood to latewood is gradual. Average tracheid length is ∼ 3.4 mm. Bordered pits are one-, two- or three-seriate and the double and triple rows of pits are 'alternate'. In the bordered pits there is a flat transition from torus to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/92207
Source: International Association Wood Anatomists Journal (IAWA)

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