Ajuziogu, G. C., Uju, G. C., Nzekwe, U.
*Ajuziogu, G. C.,Uju, G. C.and Nzekwe, U.
Department of Botany, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu, Nigeria
Volume - 5,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2012
The wood microstructure of seventeen timbers of Nigeria were studied and their characteristic features used in the construction of a dichotomous key for their separation and identification. Pairs of contrasting features such as distinct and indistinct growth layers; wide and narrow vessel diameters; wide and narrow ray widths in the transection; apotracheal and paratracheal axial parenchyma; presence and absence of tyloses, homocellular and heterocellular ray types were prominent among the features studied. Based on these features observed, a comprehensive indented key was constructed for the separation and identification of the timbers.
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Ajuziogu, G. C.,Uju, G. C., Nzekwe, U.. Identification of Timbers using Wood Microstructures. Asian J. Research Chem. 5(3): March 2012; Page 320-324.