Wood Anatomy of the Neotropical Sapotaceae. XII. Neoxythece.
Forest Service research paper,
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The genus Neoxythece consists of a small number of species concentrated in the Amazon and northern South America with a single species native to the West Indies. Anatomically and physically, the woods investigated here appear to be a very closely related group. The woods are light brown, very heavy, and characterized anatomically by their narrow banded parenchyma, pores in radial-echelon arrangement, abundant vascular tracheids, long vessel members, and the presence of silica in the wood rays. Woods of Caramuri could not be anatomically distinguished from Neoxythece and have been included in the latter. It seems likely that Pseudoxythece of Aubreville will also be reduced to synonomy. Author
- Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products