EDWARD KINSMAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY EDWARD KINSMAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Taxus baccata is a conifer native to Europe and southwest Asia. The superior qualities of the wood made it the required wood for the medieval long bow. Light micrograph of a section through the tree stem. The large holes are cross-sections of xylem, vascular tissue used to transport water and minerals from the roots. The magnification is 200 times when printed 10 inches wide.
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