Fagopyrum esculentum Moench

Polygonaceae


Morphology

T, 20-60cm

Ecology

hill and mountain zone, medium site

Chorology

Asiatic

Xylem

Only one ring, vessels in radial multiples, tangential rows of vessels, vessel diameter 20 ¿ 50µm, vessel frequency 100-200 mm2, simple perforations, fibers thin walled, paratracheal parenchyma, ray width 1-2 cells, rays with, exclusively square and upright ray cells, few crystal druses, especially in the pith

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

With groups of sieve cells and sclereids, distinct ray dilatations, with crystal druses.

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