Elamin Elhadi Elamin*
Forestry and Gum Arabic Research Centre, Agriculture Research Corporation, Soba, Khartoum, Suda
*Corresponding Author: Elamin Elhadi Elamin, Forestry and Gum Arabic Research Centre, Agriculture Research Corporation, Soba, Khartoum, Sudan.
Received: April 04, 2022; Published: July 07, 2022
The aim of this study was to investigate the anatomical structure wood of six species of the genus Ficus, which grown in Sudan, (Ficu sycomorus, Ficus glumosa, Ficus capensis, Ficus nitida, Ficus benghalensis and Ficus benjamina) and currently used for decorative purposes and shade. The stereological method was used for the quantitative description of cells wood. The study proved the great similarity in the anatomical structure of the wood among the species under study, Ficus. nitida has the largest diameter of the vessels, which differs significantly from the rest of the species except Ficus sycomorus. There are also significant differences between species on the fiber diameters, a horizontal mean free path between the vessel and the double cell walls thickness of the vessel and fiber, while there are no significant differences in the rest of the anatomical structures. From the results, the differences in wood anatomi- cal can be used to determine the quality of wood for Ficus species grown in Sudan.
Keywords: Ficus; Anatomy; Wood Structure
Citation: Elamin Elhadi Elamin. “Variation in wood structure of six Ficus species in Sudan". Acta Scientific Agriculture 6.8 (2022): 17-21.
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