diffuse porous page


DIFFUSE POROUS MAPLE

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

to see all species with links to their anatomy page go here: species links

general characteristics of maple end grain


   

     

     

   

     

   

     

     



   

 

     

   

     

     

     

   

     

   

     

     

   

     

 
Acer spicatum --- I note that in all of these the rays are pretty much invisible at 10X

     

     

     

     

     

   

   

   

   

     

     

   

   

   


box elder / Acer negundo: note that this is a maple but it is not generally CALLED maple. It generally has vaguer growth ring boundaries and sparser pores than some maples.