Species List

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Buxus sempervirens L.

Box Tree



Transversal section

  Diffuse-porous. Small pores, solitary, numerous to relatively infrequent. Growth ring boundaries often indistinct. Thick-walled fibre-tracheids. Apotracheal diffuse parenchyma.

Radial section

  Round to oval, scalariform perforation plates with 5 to 10 bars. Heterogeneous rays. Thick-walled ray cells, with 1 to 3 rows of square and upright marginal cells. Fibre tissue composed uniquely of fibre-tracheids.

Tangential section

  Predominantly biseriate rays, rarely uni- or 3-seriate. Small ray cells in the central zone of ray, conspicuously bigger marginal cells. Ray height 6 to 12 cells.

Key characters

  Diffuse-porous, small pores. Scalariform perforation plates. Heterogeneous biseriate rays.

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