Cistanthe salsoloides Carolin ex Hersk.

Portulacaceae


Morphology

C, 10-20 cm

Ecology

mountain zone, dry site

Chorology

Andes, Athacama

Xylem

Distinct rings, semi-ring porous, vessels in long radial multiples, vessel diameter 20 ¿ 40µm, vessel frequency 200-400 mm2, simple perforations, fibers thin-to thick walled, paratracheal and marginal parenchyma, rays 1-3 seriate. All ray cells upright. Few prismatic crystals.

Phloem

With small groups of sieve cells, many groups of sclereids in radial rows, crystals absent.

Explanations

For explanations please see the Feature Characteristics.

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Tangential section
  
Radial section
 
Bark
 

© 2005 WSL - F. Schweingruber, W. Landolt, last update 18.11.2010