Colutea arborescens L.

Fabaceae


Morphology

N 80-200 cm

Ecology

hill and mountain hedge

Chorology

S-European

Xylem

Distinct rings, ring- to semi-ring-porous, vessels grouped in tangential, diagonal and dendritic patterns, simple perforations, with helical thickenings, vessel diameter 60-120┬Ám, fibers tick-walled, with tension wood, parenchyma vasicentric and terminal, ray width 3-5 cells , homocellular procumbent, crystals absent.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

With dilatations, and tangential groups of sclerenchyma cells.

Explanations

For explanations please see the Feature Characteristics.

Cross section
  
Tangential section
 
Radial section
 
Bark
 

© 2005 WSL - F. Schweingruber, W. Landolt, last update 18.11.2010