Forsskalea angustifolia Rtz.

Urticaceae


Morphology

H, 10 - 40cm

Ecology

subtropical

Chorology

Macaronesia

Xylem

Distinct rings, semi-ring-porous, vessels 50 -80 ┬Ám in diameter, vessels in short radial multiples or in small groups, arranged in intraanual tangential rows, simple perforations, intervessel pits partially scalariform, with thin-walled tylosis, fibers thin to thick-walled, parenchyma paratracheal and marginal, ray width 2-5 cells with sheet cells, homocellular with upright cells.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

With groups of sieve-tubes and a few dilatations, solitary scereids, with many crystal druses in rays and axial parenchyma cells. .

Explanations

For explanations please see the Feature Characteristics.

Cross section
    
Tangential section
 
Radial section
  
Bark
  

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