A Comparative Wood Anatomy of 15 Woody Species in North-eastern MexicoMaiti R1*, Rodriguez HG1, Para AC2, CH Aruna Kumari3 and Sarkar NC3
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- Maiti R
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Facultad de Ciencias Forestales
Carr. Nac. No. 85 Km. 45, Linares
Nuevo Leon 67700, México
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Received date: December 04, 2015 Accepted date: January 07, 2016 Published date: January 11, 2016
Citation: Maiti R, Rodriguez HG, Para AC, Aruna Kumari CH, Sarkar NC (2016) A Comparative Wood Anatomy of 15 Woody Species in North-eastern Mexico. Forest Res 5:166. doi:10.4172/2168-9776.1000166
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A preliminary study has been undertaken on wood anatomy of 15 woody species in northeast mexico. There exists large variation among species in wood anatomical traits such as porosity, vessel diameter, its distribution, parenchyma, compactness of ground tissues and fibre cell characteristics. Most of the species are ring to semiring porous viz. Acacia amentacea, Acacia berlandieri, Acacia shaffneri, Acacia wrightii, and only few of them are diffuse porous viz. Diospyros palmeri, Diospyros texana. Fibre cell characteristics also showed large variations in morphology, size, lumen breadth and in compactness. Most of the species have narrow vessels, viz., Acacia berlandieri, Acacia shaffneri, Acacia wrightii, Helietta parviflora, and others, while Celtis laevigata and Caesalpinia mexicana possessed big sized vessels. Many of the species having narrow vessels are expected to protect the vessels against cavitation during drought and freezing as reported in the literature. Narrow vessels are adaptive traits in xeric habitats. All these wood anatomical traits could be utilized to distinguish species as well as quality determinations of species. The variation in hydraulic systems determine the capacity of water transport among species.