Forest Research: Open Access

Forest Research: Open Access
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Characterization of Wood Fibres of Scrubs and Tree Species of the Tamaulipan Thornscrub, Northeastern Mexico and its Possible Utilization

Maiti R, Para AC, Rodriguez HG and Paloma SV

The present study was undertaken to determine the variability in fiber cell morphology and its length among wood species of the Tamaulipan thornscrub, northeastern Mexico, used for various uses such as timber for furniture, fence, post, firewood and sources of forage. The results show large variability in fiber cell morphology and fiber cell length. The species have been classified on the basis of its fiber cell morphology and fiber cell length and recommended for their possible utilization for different purposes. This technique can be used in preliminary screening of woody species for its utilization for different purposes. Further studies are needed to confirm.