Berberis cretica L.

Berberidaceae


Morphology

shrub, - 1 m

Ecology

subalpine, alpine, medium site

Chorology

S-European, Mountain

Xylem

Distinct rings, ring-porous to semi-ring porous, vessels in radial groups, simple perforations, fine spiral thickenings, earlywood vessel diameter 50 - 100┬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, uniseriate tangential rows of sclereids, 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