Erodium ciconium (L.) Hér.

Geraniaceae


Morphology

T, 20-70 cm

Ecology

hill zone

Chorology

Mediterranean

Xylem

Only one ring, in long radial multiples, vessel diameter 30-50 µm, simple perforations, round and scalariform inter-vessel pits, fibers thin to thick-walled, scanty paratracheal parenchyma, ray width 4-8cells with square and upright cells, often confluent with axial tissue, crystal druses in ray cells.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Tangential layers of sieve cells, radial rows of parenchyma cells, distinct ray dilatations,

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