Open access of Pierre Détienne’s Unpublished Atlases of Woods from Madagascar, Indochina and Tropical Africa
Pierre Détienne the great wood anatomist, formerly from Nogent-sur-Marne and Montpellier, France donated his unpublished work in French to IAWA in 2014. Elisabeth Wheeler has fully integrated the plates by Paulette Jacquet and the coded descriptions of Pierre into InsideWood. Pierre gave some additional explanations for his files. For instance that the descriptions and IAWA codes are usually based on one specimen per species, but that these were double checked with hand lens and stereomicroscope observations of nicely trimmed wood cubes of multiple samples. He also provided information on the reliability of the naming of the vouchers and the wood specimens.
IAWA is now making Pierre's heritage freely available as it was when he presented all the materials to IAWA after his retirement. There is one file on woods from Madagascar and the Comores, and two files with short descriptions of woods from Africa and Asia plus their IAWA Hardwood codes. These should be cited as: 1) Pierre Détienne, Atlas d'anatomie des Bois de Madagascar et des Iles Comores (In English: Atlas of Wood anatomy of Madagascar and Comoros), 2012, unpublished. For Illustrations of this file please consult InsideWood 2004 onwards. 2) Pierre Détienne, Afrique: Woods from Sénegal and Congo (Brazaville), 2013, unpublished. 3) Pierre Détienne, CLV: Woods from Cambodja, Laos and Vietnam, 2009, unpublished.
These files have been posted on the Downloads webpages of the IAWA website under the link: