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Re: the yew wood example. It appears that there are about 10+ years of growth in the outer light colored region an 20+ years registered in the central dark brown region that surrounds the very small pith area. Why the difference in color between the two major regions. Is counting the tree rings in both and summing a valid age estimate?
Function of Pith
What is the function of pith in plants? To carry water, or is it just leftovers from the outer layers?
Blakeops 00:20, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
pretty sure it's just leftovers, no function.
Bonasaurus1 (talk) 00:40, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
- Could someone with definite knowledge of the function/lack of a function please edit that into the article? I'm thinking of the Appendix article, which states "The most common explanation for the appendix's existence in humans is that it's a vestigial structure which has lost its original function." Simple and to the point, near the top of the article.--MuséeRouge (talk) 20:08, 20 January 2011 (UTC)