Journal of the Indian Academy of Wood Science

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 118–124 | Cite as

Radial variation of anatomical, morphological and chemical characteristics of Acacia auriculiformis in evaluating pulping raw material

  • M. Sarwar JahanEmail author
  • Md. Moinul Haque
  • M. A. Quaiyyum
  • Jannatun Nayeem
  • M. Shahriar Bashar
Original Research


The Variations of anatomical, morphological and chemical characteristics with annual growth ring from first and second generation Acacia auriculiformis were investigated. The fiber length and wall thickness increased and proportion of ray cells decreased with increasing annual growth ring. First generation A. auriculiformis had higher proportion of fiber, longer fiber length than second generation A. auriculiformis. The average percentage of fibers, vessels and rays were 77.56%, 15.14% and 7.31% for first generation A. auriculiformis and 77.19%, 15.64% and 7.16%, for second generation A. auriculiformis, respectively. The holocellulose, α-cellulose and pentosan content increased and lignin and extractives content decreased with increasing annual growth ring. Holocellulose, α-cellulose, pentosan and lignin content in first generation A. auriculiformis were higher than second generation A. auriculiformis.


First and second generation Acacia auriculiformis Annual growth ring Anatomical and morphological characteristics Chemical characteristics 



The authors wish to thank BCSIR for providing necessary funds to carry out this research in the financial year of 2016–19.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pulp and Paper Research DivisionBangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Laboratories, DhakaDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringDhaka UniversityDhakaBangladesh
  3. 3.Institute of Fuel Research and DevelopmentBangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial ResearchDhakaBangladesh

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