Acer monspessulanus L.

Sapindaceae


Morphology

P 5-10 m

Ecology

mediterranean

Chorology

mediterranean

Xylem

Distinct rings, diffuse porous, earlywood vessels solitary and in short radial multipels, simple perforations, earlywood vessel diameter 50-80┬Ám, with helical thickenings, fibers with small pits, with tension wood, axial parenchyma rare or paratracheal, rays 2-3 (4) seriate, homocellular with prostrate cells, with a few prismatic crystals in rays.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Distinct tangential layers of parenchyma and sieve tubes and sclerenchyma. Sieve tubes collapsed in older rings. Many prismatic crystals.

Explanations

For explanations please see the Feature Characteristics.

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