Castanea sativa Mill.

Fagaceae


Morphology

P 10-20m

Ecology

hill and mountain

Chorology

SE-European, SW-Asia

Xylem

Distinct rings, ring porous, often >200 ┬Ám in diameter, latewood vessels in diagonal patterns, simple perforations, thin-walled tylosis, fibers thin to thick-walled, parenchyma rare apotracheal and paratracheal, rays homocellular, uniseriate with prismatic crystals in ray cells

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Tangential layers of small sieve cells and big, round, parenchyma cells, sieve cells collapse in the second year, sclereids in tangential bands, a few prismatic crystals around the sclerencymatic parts..

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