Gentiana asclpeiadea L. 2

Gentianaceae


Morphology

H, 50 cm

Ecology

mountain, subalpine, medium site

Chorology

S-European, mountain

Xylem

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

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

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

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