Pinus Wood Identification Guide

Using micromorphological techniques to identify wood specimens from the genus Pinus to species level.

About the Pines

The genus Pinus within the family Pinaceae has approximately 120 recognized species with additional sub species, variations and hybrids.The main characteristics for focus in this guide are ray tracheid walls and cross field pitting. Other characterisitics such as horizontal wall thickness and ray height etc are alseo included.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith