Turkish Journal of Botany




This study is a further contribution to a series describing perforated ray cells and the wood anatomy of some Dicotyledons families and their taxa indigenous to Turkey: Berberis vulgaris L. (Berberidaceae), Colutea armena Boiss & Huet (Fabaceae), Coronilla emerus L. (Fabaceae), Chamaecytisus hirsutus (L.) Link. (Fabaceae), Cytisus villosus Pourr. (Fabaceae), Hedera helix L. (Araliaceae), Paliurus spina-christii Mill. (Rhamnaceae), Pistacia lentiscus L. (Anacardiaceae), Salix triandra L. subsp. triandra L. (Salicaceae), Sambucus nigra L. (Caprifoliaceae), Staphylea pinnata L. (Staphyleaceae), Tamarix smyrnensis Bunge (Tamaricaceae), Vitis silvestris Gmelin. and V. vinifera L. (Vitaceae). Perforated ray cells were found either isolated or together in groups, localised at the end of uniseriate and multiseriate rays and in the body of multiseriate rays according to taxa. Perforation types of perforated ray cells usually coincide with perforation plates of vessel, and are larger than adjacent ray cells.


Wood Anatomy, Perforated Ray Cells, Turkey

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