Carpobrotus acinaciformis (L.) L.

Aizoaceae


Morphology

C, 20-40cm

Ecology

hill zone, coast

Chorology

S-hemisphere

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. Rays mostly absent, few rays with width 2-5 cells, ray cells thin walled and unlignified, with bundles of rhaphides in idioblasts, mainly in the parenchymatic zones between the vascular bundles..

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Simple anatomy.

Explanations

For explanations please see the Feature Characteristics.

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