Colocynthis vulgaris (L.) Schrad. Tuber

Cucurbitaceae


Morphology

liana tuber

Ecology

arid

Chorology

Tropical America

Xylem

Indistinct rings, vessels solitary, vessel diameter 90-150┬Ám, simple perforation, intervessel pits round, opposite and scalariform, fibers thin to thick-walled, parenchyma paratracheal and pervasive, ray width >10 seriate, unlignified, all ray cells upright, successive cambia, vascular bundles irregular distributet, phloem groups in the pith (collateral open vascular bundles).

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Simple structured, distinct ray dilatations, sclerenchyma and crystals absent.

Explanations

For explanations please see the Feature Characteristics.

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