Fibre cables in the lacunae of Typha leaves contribute to a tensegrity structure.

  title={Fibre cables in the lacunae of Typha leaves contribute to a tensegrity structure.},
  author={Allan Witztum and Randy O. Wayne},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  volume={113 5},
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Cables composed of long, non-lignified fibre cells enclosed in a cover of much shorter thin-walled, crystal-containing cells traverse the air chambers (lacunae) in leaves of the taller species of Typha. The non-lignified fibre cables are anchored in diaphragms composed of stellate cells of aerenchyma tissue that segment the long air chambers into smaller compartments. Although the fibre cables are easily observed and can be pulled free from the porous-to-air diaphragms… CONTINUE READING
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