Berberis buxifolia Lam.

Berberidaceae


Morphology

z, 50 - 80cm

Ecology

subalpine, alpine, medium site

Chorology

Andes

Xylem

Distinct rings, semi-ring porous, vessels in radial patterns, simple perforations, fine spiral thickenings, earlywood vessel diameter 40 - 70┬Ám, fibers thin to thick-walled, parenchyma absent or not to recognize, ray width 4-10 cell, all ray cells prostrate, ray height >1mm, prismatic crystals in rays.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Tangential layers of collapsed sieve cells, annual? tangential cracks, without crystals

Explanations

For explanations please see the Feature Characteristics.

Cross section
   
Tangential section
 
Radial section
 

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