Daphne pontica L.

Thymelaeaceae


Morphology

C 5-20 cm

Ecology

subalpine and alpine

Chorology

Alpine

Xylem

Distinct rings, diffuse-porous, vessels in radial to slightly diagonal groups, simple perforations, partially with helical thickenings, ray-vessel pits large, round, vessels surrounded by vasicentric tracheids, fibers thin-walled, with small pits, parenchyma apotracheal, in aggregates and terminal, rays uniseriate, heterocellular with 2-4 square and upright cells.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

With many fibers in groups, fibers unlignified and do not show up in polarized light, phellem cells in regular radial rows, with slime 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