diffuse porous page


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.