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Wood anatomy of the neotropical Sapotaceae : XIV. ElaeolumaAuthor(s): Bohumil Francis Kukachka
Source: Research Paper FPL-RP-358. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 6 pages
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionThe genus Elaeoluma consists of three species distributed in the Amazon Basin, Surinam, Guyana, and Venezuela. The description presented here is based on E. glabrescens of the Amazon Basin. The wood is easily differentiated from all other neotropical Sapotaceae by its pale brown color, reticulate parenchyma, which is hardly discernable with a hand lens, and a low specific gravity averaging 0.50. Whether the correct nomenclature is Elaeoluma or Gymnoluma is problematical and remains to be resolved by a monographer.
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CitationKukachka, Bohumil Francis. 1980. Wood anatomy of the neotropical Sapotaceae : XIV. Elaeoluma. Research Paper FPL-RP-358. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 6 pages
KeywordsWood anatomy, Sapotaceae, Brazil, Peru, specific gravity, Chrysophyllum, Elaeoluma, Gymnoluma
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