Arenaria ciliata L. (Alsinoideae)

Caryophyllaceae


Morphology

H, cushion plant, 3-7cm

Ecology

Alpine, medium sites

Chorology

S-European- montane

Xylem

Distinct rings, sometimes indistinct, semi-ring porous, vessels solitary, vessels small (<20microns) vessels thick walled (2 microns), paratracheal parenchyma, parenchyma thin walled between fibers, crystals absent.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Uniform anatomy, groups of sieve cells and parenchyma in radial rows. Sometimes with prismatic crystals in the cortex.

Remarks

Cross section:
Tangential section:
Radial section:
Bark:

Furka-Pass, Valais, Switzerland

Explanations

For explanations please see the Feature Characteristics.

Cross section
   
Bark
 

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