Colocynthis vulgaris (L.) Schrad. Shoot

Cucurbitaceae


Morphology

liana annual shoot

Ecology

arid

Chorology

Tropical America

Xylem

Only one ring, vessels predominatly solitary, vessel diameter 150-250┬Ám, simple perforation, intervessel pits opposite, round, fibers with small pits and septate fibers, parenchyma paratracheal. Apotracheal diffuse in aggregates and partially pervasive, ray width >10 seriate, unlignified, all ray cells upright, with sheet cells, phloem groups in the pith (collateral open vascular bundle).

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Simple structured, distinct ray dilatations, band of sclerenchyma in the cortex.

Explanations

For explanations please see the Feature Characteristics.

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