wood anatomy of central european species

Identification key

Macroscopic Characteristics

Microscopic Characteristics

Species list


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Microscopic Wood Anatomy of Central European species

Identify your species with online
high resolution cross- and length sections
from trunks and twigs.

All free of charge.



Proposed citation:

Wood anatomy of central European Species.
Online version: www.woodanatomy.ch
  ©WSL / authors / 12.09.07


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This Web-based identification key is a completely revised (text, key) and updated (more and new photographs and new anatomic items) version of the book by Schweingruber F.H., 1990: Microscopic Wood Anatomy; Structural variability of stems and twigs in recent and subfossil woods from Central Europe. 3rd edition 1990. Birmensdorf, Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt WSL.
This paper version can still be purchased.