Calligonum commosum L. Hér.

Polygonaceae


Morphology

shrub, -1,5m

Ecology

arid zone, desert

Chorology

Irano-Turanian - Saharo-Arabian

Xylem

Distinct rings, ring porous, vessels mostly solitary, vessel diameter in earlywood 100- 180µm, vessel frequency 100-200 mm2, simple perforations, fibers with small, minutely bordered pits, vestured pits, paratracheal and apotracheal parenchyma, storied axial parenchyma, homocellular and heterocellular rays width 3-4 cells, ray cells with few crystal druses.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

No tangential layers of collapsed sieve cells, tangential rows of sclerenchymatic groups. With crystal druses.

Explanations

For explanations please see the Feature Characteristics.

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