Achyranthes aspera L.

Amaranthaceae


Morphology

T, 20-60cm

Ecology

subtropical, Pine zone, medium site

Chorology

SW-mediterranean, Macaronesian

Xylem

Indistinct rings, vessels solitary, vessels in short radial in groups, vessel diameter 40 ¿ 80mµ, fibers thin to thick- walled, simple perforations, intervascular pits round, paratracheal parenchyma, rays 4-6 cells, confluent with fiber tissue, included phloem concentric with continuous xylem, conjunctive tissue thin-walled, with crystal sand.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Uniform anatomy without sieve elements, with crystal sand.

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