Cistus creticus L.

Cistaceae


Morphology

Z, 40-80cm

Ecology

mediterranean

Chorology

SE-European

Xylem

Distinct rings, diffuse to semi-ring porous, vessels solitary vessel diameter 20-40┬Ám vessel frequency 200-300 mm2, simple perforations, fibers thick-walled, with large pits, parenchyma apotracheal and scanty paratracheal, two types of rays: uniseriate with axial elongated cells and uni-and biseriate with round cells, rays homocellular with square or upright cells,

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

With layers of thick-walled sclerenchyma cells (fibers). With prismatic crystals.

Explanations

For explanations please see the Feature Characteristics.

Cross section
  
Tangential section
 
Radial section
 
Bark
 

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