Chapter 15. Wood -- Secondary xylem.The figures presented here were selected to illustrate aspects of the cells and tissues of the wood of dicots and conifers. The legends were written to complement the more complete discussion of secondary xylem presented in Chapter 15 (pages 317 to 340) in the textbook Plant Anatomy by J. D. Mauseth, published by Cummings & Hathaway.
For excellent photographs of whole trees, leaves and bark of most of the plants illustrated here, see The Random House Book of Trees of North America and Europe by Roger Phillips (1978).
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Wood that both conducts and stores water in the cactus Haageocereus australis.