Hamamelis virginiana L.

Hamamelidaceae


Morphology

shrub, 1-2m

Ecology

hill and mountain zone, medium site

Chorology

Eastern North Amnerica

Xylem

Distinct rings, diffuse porous, vessels solitary, often with slightly angular circumference, scalariform perforations with >10bars, intervessel pits round and scalariform (gash-like), fibers thin to thick-walled, with distinctly bordered, round pits, parenchyma absent or seldom apotracheal, rays uniseriate , heterocellular with 1 square or upright cells or homocellular. With few prismatic crystals.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Phloem with sieve cells, few round groups of sclerenchyma cells. Cortex with a continuous band of sclerenchyma. With prismatic crystals.

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