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American basswood - Tilia americana This is a tangential section of basswood. The ladder-like parts and sections full of circles are types of intervessel pitting (alternate and scalariform), which is important for water conduction.<br />
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*Microscope slide - tangential section<br />
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*Microscope slide - cross section<br />
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American basswood - Tilia americana

This is a tangential section of basswood. The ladder-like parts and sections full of circles are types of intervessel pitting (alternate and scalariform), which is important for water conduction.

*Microscope slide - tangential section

American basswood - Tilia americana This is a stem cross section of the xylem. The line across the middle is the edge of a growth ring.<br />
*Microscope slide - cross section<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/145816/american_basswood_-_tilia_americana.html American basswood,Tilia americana

    comments (8)

  1. One of my friends asked what " intervessel pitting" means. Posted 11 days ago
    1. Good question...Tell your "friend" that they are important in water transport. They are small openings in the vessel walls that enable communication between vessels. Posted 11 days ago, modified 11 days ago
      1. I'll tell him it's similar to Whatsapp. Posted 10 days ago
        1. So, useless? Posted 10 days ago
          1. Hmmm, not sure whether to bite or not. Posted 10 days ago
            1. I'm definitely baiting you. ;P Posted 10 days ago
              1. Almost worked :) Posted 10 days ago
                1. I should have feigned innocence. Posted 10 days ago

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"Tilia americana" is a species of tree in the family Malvaceae, native to eastern North America, from southeast Manitoba east to New Brunswick, southwest to northeast Oklahoma, southeast to South Carolina, and west along the Niobrara River to Cherry County, Nebraska. It is the sole representative of its genus in the Western Hemisphere, assuming "T. caroliniana" is treated as a subspecies or local ecotype of "T. americana".

Similar species: Malvales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jan 22, 2023. Captured Jan 1, 2012 00:02.
  • 5MP-DSC
  • f/3.0
  • 1/390s
  • 7.3mm