European Journal of Wood and Wood Products

, Volume 76, Issue 6, pp 1761–1763 | Cite as

The potential use of Fabaceae lianas fibers in papermaking

  • Alisson Rodrigo Souza ReisEmail author
  • Sineire Maria Silva Araújo
  • Paulo Ricardo Rodrigues Piovesan
Brief Original


The objective of this study was to anatomically characterize the fibers of nine species of Fabaceae lianas, to determine their potential in papermaking and to define which biometric parameters can be used to distinguish and identify individuals. The species presented average values of 76.81, 57.45, 42.55, and 1.81 for the felting index, wall fraction, coefficient of flexibility, and Runkel index, respectively. It is concluded that only M. ferox and M. madeirense can be recommended for papermaking.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Campus Universitário de AltamiraAltamiraBrazil
  2. 2.National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA)ManausBrazil

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