Buxus sempervirens L.

Buxaceae


Morphology

shrub, 3-4 m

Ecology

hill and mountain zone dry site

Chorology

S-Europ. W.Asiat

Xylem

Distinct rings, diffuse porous, vessels solitary and in small groups, vessel diameter 15-30┬Ám vessel frequency 200-300 mm2, scalariform perforations with <10 bars, with gum deposits, fibers thick-walled, with small pits, apotracheal parenchyma, ray width 2-3 cells, rays heterocellular with 1 -2 square or upright marginal cells, without crystals.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

With prismatic crystal druses, uniform cortex

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