Gentiana asclepiadea L.

Gentianaceae


Morphology

H, 30 - 80 cm

Ecology

mountaine, subalpine, medium site

Chorology

S-European, mountaine

Xylem

Distinct rings, semi-ring porous, vessels in long radial clusters, simple perforation, vessel diameter 20 - 50µm, Groups of sclereids (small simple pits), pervasive parenchyma, rayless, storied. Phloem groups in the pith and in the xylem.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Tangential layers of collapsed sieve cells, uniform cortex. Needle shaped crystals.

Remarks

Bergün Grisons, Switzerland

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