diffuse porous page


DIFFUSE POROUS ACACIAS

NOTE: unless otherwise specifically stated, all of the images shown on this
page are of 1/4" square end grain cross sections shown at 12X with the top
of the image towards the bark and the bottom towards the pith so that
earlywood is towards the bottom of the growth rings and latewood is towards the top



general characteristics of the end grain of Acacias:
other than all being diffuse porous, Acacias are all over the map on characteristics.

THE ONLY ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE ON THIS PAGE IS THAT
THE SPECIES ARE IN APPROXIMATE ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY BOTANICAL NAME



     

     

     

   
monkey thorn, fairly sparse pores, all with vaiscentric parenchyma, frequent pore multiples, rays that are obvious at 10X, some confluent parenchyma

   

   

     

     

     

 

     

   

   
camel thorn: heavy vasicentric and confluent parenchyma, some pore multiples, rays that are obvious at 10X

 

     

     

     

     
dune thorn / Acacia kosiensis: NOTE: that species name is unresolved and subject to change

     

     

 
koa, very sparse pores compared to most acacias, vasicentric parenchyma, frequent pore multiples, rays that are barely visible at 10X (stronger on the Formosan koa)

 

       

   
whitebark acacia, heavy vasicentric parenchyma with some confluence and rays that are obvious at 10X

     
Tasmanian blackwood, vasicentric parenchyma in fairly sparse pores and either (I'm not sure which) pore multiples or tightly contiguous pores