ring 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 elm end grain (very similar to hackberry)
NOTE: The wavy bands in the latewood pores in elm are so pronounced and typical of the
Ulmus species (and only a few others) that they are called "ulimform" bands or just "ulmiform pores"