Gentiana acaulis L.

Gentianaceae


Morphology

H, 5-15cm

Ecology

Subalpine zone

Chorology

S-European, mountaine

Xylem

Distinct rings, thick walled vessels solitary, simple perforation, vessel diameter <20┬Ám, vessels pits scalarifom, fibers absent, parenchyma pervasive, rayless. Phloem groups in the pith.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Sometimes with tangential layers of collapsed sieve cells, mostly uniform cortex. Different slides show different bark structures.

Explanations

For explanations please see the Feature Characteristics.

Cross section
   
Radial section
 
Bark
 

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