Aptenia cordifolia (L. fil.) N.E. Br

Aizoaceae


Morphology

C, 10-20 cm

Ecology

Hill and mountain zone, dry site

Chorology

S-Africa

Xylem

Indistinct rings, vessels solitary vessel diameter 30 ¿ 50 mµ, simple perforation, minutely bordered fibers thin to thick-walled, paratracheal parenchyma, with interxylary phloem. The zones of vascular bundles form ring like bands with some irregularities. Ray mostly uniseriate, few rays with width 2-5 cells, ray cells thin walled and unlignified, with crystal druses in the parenchymatic zones between the vascular bundles.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Simple anatomy.

Explanations

For explanations please see the Feature Characteristics.

Cross section
   
Tangential section
  
Bark
 

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