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Comparative Wood Anatomy and Chemical Composition of Millettia Mossambicensis and Millettia Stuhlmannii from Mozambique

Uetimane Jr, Ernesto and Jebrane, Mohamed and Terziev, Nasko and Daniel, Geoffrey (2018). Comparative Wood Anatomy and Chemical Composition of Millettia Mossambicensis and Millettia Stuhlmannii from Mozambique. Bioresources. 13, 3335-3345
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Abstract

The wood anatomy and chemistry of a relatively lesser used wood species, known in Mozambique as nsangala (Millettia mossambicensis J.B. Gillett) was compared to overexploited species jambire (Millettia stuhlmannii Taub) to provide diagnostic features for safe discrimination. The anatomical results showed that both species shared several similarities such as intervessel pitting size range (8 micrometres to 11 micrometres), rays composed of only procumbent cells, fiber dimensions (average length up to 1359 micrometres and wall thickness up to 10 micrometres) and banded axial parenchyma. The extractives and lignin content were higher in jambire, while the carbohydrates and acetyl contents were higher in nsangala. The main anatomical feature separating the two species was the porosity pattern with semi-ring porous wood of nsangala compared to the diffuse-porous structure of jambire. Jambire had wider vessel lumina (200 micrometres) and up to 3 vessels/mm2 compared to nsangala vessel lumina of 86 micrometres and a frequency of 37 vessels/mm2.

Authors/Creators:Uetimane Jr, Ernesto and Jebrane, Mohamed and Terziev, Nasko and Daniel, Geoffrey
Title:Comparative Wood Anatomy and Chemical Composition of Millettia Mossambicensis and Millettia Stuhlmannii from Mozambique
Series/Journal:Bioresources (1930-2126)
Year of publishing :2018
Volume:13
Page range:3335-3345
Number of Pages:11
Publisher:North Carolina State University. Dept. of Wood and Paper Science
ISSN:1930-2126
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Wood Science
Agrovoc terms:wood anatomy, timber structure, Mozambique
Keywords:chemical composition, illegal logging, Millettia Mossambicensis, Millettia Stuhlmannii, wood anatomy
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4965
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4965
ID Code:15380
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Products (until 180101)
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:03 Sep 2018 06:21
Metadata Last Modified:03 Sep 2018 06:21

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