Skip to Main Content
"Ray-intrusive" laticifers in species of Croton section Cyclostigma (Euphorbiaceae)Author(s): Alex C. Wiedenhoeft; Ricarda Riina; Paul E. Berry
Source: IAWA journal. Vol. 30, no. 2 (2009): p. 135-148.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: View PDF (1.54 MB)
DescriptionA description of the occurrence and structure of “ray-intrusive” laticifers in the rays of species of Croton section Cyclostigma is provided. The systematic significance of laticifers within Croton section Cyclostigma is briefly discussed in relation to the section’s known production of red latex, commonly called “dragon’s blood”. A developmental hypothesis is offered and discussed in the context of the assumption that all laticifers in wood rays are non-articulated.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationWiedenhoeft, Alex C.; Riina, Ricarda; Berry, Paul E. 2009. "Ray-intrusive" laticifers in species of Croton section Cyclostigma (Euphorbiaceae). IAWA journal. Vol. 30, no. 2 (2009): p. 135-148.
KeywordsCroton, tree anatomy, tree morphology, tree identification, tree classification, tropical trees, Euphorbiaceae, molecular genetics, phylogeny, tropical woods, identification, classification, taxonomy, Cyclostigma, laticifers, genetic analysis, review article, wood anatomy, articulated, non-articulated
- Wood anatomy of Corynocarpaceae is consistent with Cucurbitalean placement
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of oak trees infected with Phytophthora ramorum to determine potential avenues of infection in bark
- The cellular distribution of lignans in Tsuga heterophylla wood
XML: View XML