Belliolum gracile. Sm.

Winteraceae


Morphology

tree

Ecology

tropical rain forest

Chorology

New Caledonia

Xylem

Conifer like wood but with large rays. Indistinct ring boundaries, vessels absent, tracheids with big round bordered pits (5-7 ┬Ám), arranged predominantly biseriate (1 to 3 seriate). Parenchyma apotracheal, diffuse. Rays are uniseriate and multiseriate (3 to 6 cells in width), heterocellular with 1 to 3 square and upright marginal cells. With sheet cells. Pits in marginal ray cells mostly arranged in axial rows. Ray-pits piceoid (bordered with slit-like apertures).

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Slide missing

Explanations

For explanations please see the Feature Characteristics.

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