Wood anatomy of endemic Rhamnus species in the Mediterranean region of turkey


Akkemik U. , Efe A., Kaya Z., Demir D.

IAWA JOURNAL, cilt.28, ss.301-310, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1163/22941932-90001641
  • Dergi Adı: IAWA JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.301-310

Özet

The wood anatomy is described of five Rhamnus species endemic in the Mediterranean region of Turkey, and ecological adaptations are discussed. The wood of all species is drought-adapted with low mesomorphy values (range 11-23), high vessel frequencies (277-457/mm(2)), spiral thickenings, low vessel diameters (22-35 mu m) and short vessel elements (189240 mu m). The vessels are grouped in a dentritic pattern with abundant vasicentric and vascular tracheids.