Ficus elastica Roxb.

Moraceae


Morphology

P 10-20m

Ecology

subtropical

Chorology

Himalaya

Xylem

Indistinct rings, ring porous, 150 -200 ┬Ám in diameter, earlywood vessels solitary or in short radial multipels, simple perforations, thin-walled tylosis, fibers thin to thick-walled, parenchyma paratracheal and in large tangential bands, ray width 2-4 cells, heterocellular with central prostrate and a few marginal square or upright cells, crystals absent 2,9,9.1,13,22,39.1,42,50,56,61,70,70.2,79,85,97,98,106,R3,R7,R12,R16

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Wit a few dilatations sclereids absent, many prismatic crystals, with axial laticifers.

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