CHARCOAL ANATOMY OF FOREST SPECIES

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Graciela Inés Bolzon de Muñiz Silvana Nisgoski Felipe Zatt Shardosin Ramiro Faria França

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Vegetal charcoal retains the anatomical structure of the wood and may permit its botanical identification, which depends on species characteristics, the charcoal fragments size and preservation state. Anatomical characterization of ten forest species charcoal was done envisaging the identification and control of illegal charcoal. Differences between gymnosperms and angiosperms are evident in carbonized wood. Vessel diameter was statistically different between wood and charcoal in Vatairea guianensis, Mezilaurus itauba, Calophyllum brasiliense e Qualea cf. acuminata, and vessel frequency in Vatairea guianensis, Manilkara huberi, Qualea cf. acuminata e Simarouba amara. The anatomical structure from wood, in general aspects, is constant during carbonization process using temperature of 450°C, being possible to identify the material by using its cellular components.

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MUÑIZ, Graciela Inés Bolzon de et al. CHARCOAL ANATOMY OF FOREST SPECIES. CERNE, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 3, p. 471-477, apr. 2016. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/1132>. Date accessed: 15 sep. 2019.
Keywords
Carbonized wood, gymnosperms, angiosperms.
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