OBSERVATIONS ON FUNCTIONAL WOOD HISTOLOGY OF VINES AND LlANAS : VESSEL DIMORPHISM , TRACHEIDS

@inproceedings{Carlquist2017OBSERVATIONSOF,
  title={OBSERVATIONS ON FUNCTIONAL WOOD HISTOLOGY OF VINES AND LlANAS : VESSEL DIMORPHISM , TRACHEIDS},
  author={Sherwin Carlquist},
  year={2017}
}
Types of xylem histology in vines, rather than types of cambial activity and xylem conformation, form the focus of this survey. Scandent plants are high in conductive capability, but therefore have highly vulnerable hydrosystems; this survey attempts to see what kinds of adaptations exist for safety and in which taxa. A review of scandent dicotyledons reveals that a high proportion possesses vasicentric tracheids (22 families) or true tracheids (24 families); the majority of scandent families… CONTINUE READING

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