Wood anatomical diversity results from force of habit, and shifts in habitat - AoBBlog. Plant functional traits constitute responses to a complex evolutionary reciprocality between plants and the environment.
Putting Plants on Display - The Plant Press. From Plant Press, Vol. 20, No. 2, April 2017.
By Gary A. 52 Types of Wood and the Trees They Come From. KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases: Detailed results. Harvard University Herbaria & Libraries. Kew IAWA. Index Xylariorum 4 from web March 2014 edited. Sonderausstellung 1998. Verborgene Schätze, zwei auffällige Holzschränke aus der Gründerzeit, wurden vor mehreren Jahren von Prof.
Dr. H. W. Lack, Direktor an der ZE Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin Dahlem, auf dem Dachboden des Botanischen Museums entdeckt. Ältere Kollegen des Hauses wußten, daß es sich um das Geschenk eines Kapitäns zur See handelte, eine Institutionschronik nennt als Erwerbungszeitpunkt das Jahr 1911 und als Herkunft den Nachlaß eines nicht näher bekannten Marineoberstabsarztes Paul Kuegler. Die in Europa angefertigten, in ihren Maßen identischen Möbelstücke enthielten eine ganz besondere Kostbarkeit und wurden speziell für diesen Zweck hergestellt: Sorgfältig gearbeitete, bemalte und beschriftete Holzbretter befinden sich in jeweils 18 Schubfächern, wobei genau vier Stück in jede der flachen Laden passen. Der rote Siegelabdruck auf der unbemalten Rückseite der insgesamt 144 Bretter ließ sofort erkennen, daß hier eine ostasiatische Arbeit vorlag.
Xylotheques. Une collection de bois quasi unique au monde / La xylothèque du Cirad, une renommée mondiale / Quiz et diaporamas / La médiathèque - Innovons ensemble pour les forêts tropicales de demain - Cirad. Forest Products Laboratory - USDA Forest Service. International Wood Collectors Society. NorWood: a gene expression resource for evo-devo studies of conifer wood development - Jokipii-Lukkari - 2017 - New Phytologist. Norwood-v1. Talarico Hardwoods - Highly Figured Exotic Lumber. VENETIAN OAK ------ Own a piece of history!
In stock now, 8/4 natural edged planks and 1 millimeter thick veneer. Very limited supply. Call for pricing. - (610) 775-0400 This Venetian Oak lumber and veneer was produced from Oak pilings salvaged from the lagoon of Venice. The holes and canals they create in the oak are caused by a species of saltwater clam, (Teredo navalis), a mollusk that feeds on wood pilings. Romeyn B. Hough. The Woodbook - TASCHEN Books. Forrest’s Rhododendron Giant – Botanics Stories. Plant Collector George Forrest (1873-1932) introduced over 300 new rhododendron species to Britain but one in particular dwarfed all of these, Rhododendron protistum, which is represented in our collection by a large slice of tree trunk, felled by Forrest and his collectors in 1931 – it may even be our largest herbarium specimen?
The slice of tree trunk – just over 65cm at its widest point. Forrest referred to his find as Rhododendron giganteum – an appropriate name! He discovered both R. protistum and giganteum during his fourth expedition to Yunnan in southwest China between 1917 and 1920, but they were mistakenly identified as being different species – Forrest’s find in March 1931 changed all that. He took a sample and sent it to RBGE Regius Keeper William Wright Smith as soon as he could.
Forrest himself takes up the story: Wooden veneers - new acquisition for timber collection @World_Museum #BotanicMonday #EconomicBotany #identification. Wood Collection / Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Almost since its inception, the Smithsonian Institution has acquired botanical collections for scientific study.
In the 1960s William L. Stern, then Chairman of the Department of Botany, played an important role in reorganizing and promoting the growth of what is now the Wood Collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. In 1960 the wood collections of the Division of Agriculture and Wood Products of the Smithsonian's Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) were transferred to the Department of Botany. These collections formed the basis for a Division of Woods, the name of which was changed to Division of Plant Anatomy in 1963. Today the Wood Collection contains ca. 42,500 specimens representing almost 3000 genera. Approximately 5000 microscope slides are associated with the Wood Collection.
KFRI - Xylarium. Xylarium is a collection of well-curated authenticated wood specimens.
Oxford: Xylarium (FHOw) - BRAHMS Online. Xylarium: Delaware State. The word “xylem” is derived from classical Greek ξυλον, xylon, “wood,” and indeed the best known xylem tissue is wood.
A xylarium is a collection of authenticated wood specimens that is well-curated and accessible to the scientific community. The Peiffer Xylarium is unique among wood collections because it includes specimens that have their leaves, fruit, and scientific and common names lasered into the surface of the wood. The Peiffer Xylarium, established in 2006, is a unique, fledgling collection when compared to about one million xylarium specimens in worldwide collections: The collection began with 117 specimens catalogued in the Peiffer Xylarium.
These vary in size from ½´´ to 3´´ wide, ½´´ to 7´´ long, and 1/16´´ to ½´´ thick. Authenticated by the collector, and the county and state, or country in which the specimens were collected is noted. 3” wide x 12” tall x ¾" thick and the display surface is laser-carved with the: Dr. Xylarium - RISH, Kyoto University. Overview This Xylarium was founded in 1980, taking advantage of the registration of Index Xylariorum, International Wood Collections of the World, the code address of which is KYOw in 1978.
The collection of wood samples was started in 1944 when The Wood Research Institute was established and totals now about 15 015 samples which contain 3 617 species, 1 131 genera, 172 families. There also are 9 563 microscope slides of the specimens. Most samples are botanically authenticated, some parts of which correspond to herbarium speciments. There also are old wood samples which are important to the archaeology, geology or paleontology.
Science & Conservation At Kew. Origin of the wood collection Kew's wood collection (xylarium) has its origin in the founding of Kew's Museum of Economic Botany in 1847.
In the 19th century, specimens came from explorers and botanists; from imperial institutions such as the Indian Forest Department, and from international exhibitions (world's fairs). Wood Science & Engineering. Wood panels from the Japanese xylarium. Our mysterious treasure from Japan is restored. Spring has finally arrived at Kew. The sheets of colourful bulbs are a welcome reminder that we'll soon see the Japanese cherries flowering in the Gardens. This year, we also have our own spring display of flowers and fruits in the Economic Botany Collection. Inside Wood - Welcome. The InsideWood project integrates wood anatomical information from the literature and original observations into an internet-accessible database useful for research and teaching. The InsideWood database contains brief descriptions of fossil and modern woody dicots (hardwoods) from more than 200 plant families, and is searchable by an interactive, multiple-entry key.
This wood anatomy web site has over 40,000 images showing anatomical details. Note: Gymnosperm woods (softwoods) are not included. Become a fan of InsideWood on facebook to get information on additions to InsideWood, and occasional comments on how-to-use the website. Also on Twitter The Facebook photo albums listed below have slide sets with background information on InsideWood, including hints and cautions about searching the IW database. "About InsideWood" with information on source of the data and the images, how to export descriptions, caveats about database content. Support InsideWood by buying the "2017.
Vol20no1. Index Xylariorum.