Acanthophyllum microcephalum Boiss. (Paronychioideae)

Caryophyllaceae


Morphology

C, cushion plant, 50-80cm

Ecology

Alpine, dry sites

Chorology

Zagros Mountain, Iran

Xylem

Indistinct rings, vessels solitary, vessels 40 � 60 microns, vessels thick walled (2 microns), parenchyma thin walled between fibers, rayless in cross section, with crystal druses, included phloem.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Uniform anatomy, sieve elements and parenchyma in radial rows, with crystal druses..

Remarks

Cross section:
Tangential section:
Radial section:
Bark:

Kasan Mt. Iran

Explanations

For explanations please see the Feature Characteristics.

Cross section
    

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