Capparis spinosa L.

Capparidaceae


Morphology

N 80-200 cm

Ecology

mediterranean

Chorology

mediterranean

Xylem

Distinct growth zones, ring- and semi-ring porous, 100-150 ┬Ám in diameter, vessels in long radial multiples and in groups, simple perforations, fibers thin-to thick-walled with small pits, parenchyma paratracheal, with rays 3-6, heterocellular with central prostrate and many marginal upright cells, with included phloem.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Phloem with ray dilatations, round sclerenchymatic groups in more or less distinct tangential rows.

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