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Taxus baccata L.




Transversal section

  Gradual transition from earlywood to latewood. Resin canals absent.

Radial section

  Tracheid pits in the radial walls generally uniseriate. Rays homocellular, without ray tracheids. Ray pits cupressoid. Transversal walls of rays more ore less thick, tangential walls of ray cells thin, indentures present at junction of transverse and tangential walls. Conspicuous spiral thickenings in longitudinal tracheids.

Tangential section

  Average ray height 5 to 12 cells, rarely more.

Key characters

  Resin canals absent. Spiral thickenings. Wood with high density.

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