Wood Anatomy of Scytopetalaceae

  title={Wood Anatomy of Scytopetalaceae},
  author={Sherwin Carlquist},
Eight wood samples representing six species in two genera of Scytopetalaceae are examined with respect to qualitative and quantitative features. Rhaptopetalum differs from Scytopetalum by having scaJariform perforation plates, fiber-tracheids, longer vessel clements, and a series of features probably related to the understory status of Rhaptopetalum is compared to the emergent nature ofScytopetalum. Features ofScytopetalaceae relevant to relationships of the family include (I) scaJariform… CONTINUE READING


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