Calotropis procera W.T. Aiton

Asclepiadaceae


Morphology

shrub1, 15m

Ecology

subtropical,arid

Chorology

Sahara, Arabia

Xylem

Rings distinct, semi-ring porous, vessels in radial multiples, simple perforations, thin-walled fibers, apotracheal, rays with 1 to 3 cells, with upright cells. Lactifers in rays. Small groups of collapsed sieve cells at the beginning of the secondary xylem.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

With groups of sclereids, With few crystal druses in cortex and phloem. Lactifers in the phloem.

Remarks

Dhofar, Oman, coast

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