The Wood Structure of Couratari Aubl. and Courouplta Aubl. (Lecythidaceae)

The Wood Structure of Couratari Aubl. and Courouplta Aubl. (Lecythidaceae) IAWA Bulletin n.s., Vol. 3 (1), 1982 THE WOOD STRUCTURE OF COURATARI AUBL. AND COUROUPlTA AUBL. (LECYTHIDACEAE) by H.G. Richter Institut fUr Holzbiologie und Holzschutz, Bundesforschungsanstalt fUr Forst- und Holzwirtschaft, Leuschnerstrasse 91, 2050 Hamburg 80, Federal Republic of Germany Summary Woods of the genera Couratari Aubl. and Couroupita Aubl. (Lecythidaceae) correspond in appearance and are nearly indistinguishable macroscopically. However, microstructural features such as parenchyma distribution as well as type and configuration of inorganic contents (silica, Ca-oxalate crystals) can be employed for safely separating the two genera wood anatomically. The significance of these features is tested in terms of diagnostic value and their taxonomic implications discussed through projection into the neotropical subfamily Lecythidoideae and further into Old World Lecythidaceae. As a result a subdivision of Lecythidoideae into two groups is suggested: one comprising Couratari and the structurally similar genera Allantoma, Bertholletia, Corytophora, Eschweilera and Lecythis sharing a character combination unique in Lecythidaceae; the other comprising Couroupita, Grias and Gustavia with certain affinities towards Old World Planchonioideae. Cariniana, although structurally close to Couratari and allied genera, is accorded an intermediate position. The timbers of Couratari and Couroupita lend themselves for a sImilar range of end use categories such as utility http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png IAWA Journal Brill

The Wood Structure of Couratari Aubl. and Courouplta Aubl. (Lecythidaceae)

IAWA Journal, Volume 3 (1): 45 – Jan 1, 1982

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Brill
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Copyright 1982 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0928-1541
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2294-1932
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10.1163/22941932-90000746
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IAWA Bulletin n.s., Vol. 3 (1), 1982 THE WOOD STRUCTURE OF COURATARI AUBL. AND COUROUPlTA AUBL. (LECYTHIDACEAE) by H.G. Richter Institut fUr Holzbiologie und Holzschutz, Bundesforschungsanstalt fUr Forst- und Holzwirtschaft, Leuschnerstrasse 91, 2050 Hamburg 80, Federal Republic of Germany Summary Woods of the genera Couratari Aubl. and Couroupita Aubl. (Lecythidaceae) correspond in appearance and are nearly indistinguishable macroscopically. However, microstructural features such as parenchyma distribution as well as type and configuration of inorganic contents (silica, Ca-oxalate crystals) can be employed for safely separating the two genera wood anatomically. The significance of these features is tested in terms of diagnostic value and their taxonomic implications discussed through projection into the neotropical subfamily Lecythidoideae and further into Old World Lecythidaceae. As a result a subdivision of Lecythidoideae into two groups is suggested: one comprising Couratari and the structurally similar genera Allantoma, Bertholletia, Corytophora, Eschweilera and Lecythis sharing a character combination unique in Lecythidaceae; the other comprising Couroupita, Grias and Gustavia with certain affinities towards Old World Planchonioideae. Cariniana, although structurally close to Couratari and allied genera, is accorded an intermediate position. The timbers of Couratari and Couroupita lend themselves for a sImilar range of end use categories such as utility

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Published: Jan 1, 1982

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