Althaea hirsuta L.

Malvaceae


Morphology

H, 40 -100cm

Ecology

hill and mountain, dry

Chorology

S-European Macaronesia

Xylem

Indistinct rings, vessels in groups, often arranged in tangential layers, simple perforations, round intervessel pits, intervessel pits alternate and opposite, vessel diameter 50-90 ┬Ám, parenchyma scanty paratracheal, ray width 3-6 cells, homocellular with square and upright cells, with a many crystals druses in rays.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Few sclereids in round groups, with ray dilatations, with many crystal druses in rays with mucilage ducts

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