Cercidiphyllum japonicum Sieb. Et Zucc.

Cercidiphyllaceae


Morphology

tree, 5m

Ecology

hill and mountain zone, medium site

Chorology

SE Asia

Xylem

Distinct rings, diffuse porous, vessels in groups and solitary, scalariform perforations with >20 bars, ray-vessel pits round and scalariform (horizontal, gash-like), fibers thin to thick-walled, with distinctly bordered, round pits, parenchyma apotracheal, ray width 1-2 cells, heterocellular with 2-4 upright cells. With few prismatic crystals

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Phloem with distinct tangential layers of sieve cells and parenchyma cells, few distinct ray dilatations, distinct small tangential bands sclerenchyma cells. 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