Aesculus hippocastaneum L.

Sapindaceae


Morphology

P 5-10 m

Ecology

hill and mountain

Chorology

SE-European, SW-Asia

Xylem

Distinct rings, diffuse porous, earlywood vessels in short radial multipels, simple perforations, earlywood vessel diameter 30-70┬Ám, with helical thickenings, fibers with small pits, axial parenchyma not to recognize, rays mostly uniseriate, homocellular with prostrate cells, without crystals.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Distinct tangential layers of parenchyma and sieve tubes and sclerenchyma. Sieve tubes collapsed in older rings. Many exceptionally large prismatic crystals and a few crystal druses .

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