[Primary xylem]
[Oak wood]
[Leaf vein]
[Vein ends]
[Bean seed]
[Pine tracheids, xs]
[Fern TE, xs]
[Fern, TE, mag]
[Annular walls]
[Annular, stretched]
[Annular, narrow]
[Scalariform walls]
[Scalar., narrow]
[CBP, pine]
[CBP, dicot]
[CBP, irregular]
[Contact faces]
[Pits, side view]
[CBP, pine, xs]
[CBP,angio, xs]
[CBP, fern, xs]
[Contact face, xs]
[Simple perf. plate 1]
[Simple perf. plate 2]
[Pitted perf. plate]
[Perf. plate & helix]
[Perf. plate, face]
[Perf. plate, mag]
[Perf. plate, section]
[Perf. plate rim]
[Perf. plate & wall]
[Scalariform Per plate]
[Primary xylem]
[Vessel sizes]
[Fern TE]
[Pine needle]
[VE precursor, ls]
[9 Contact faces]
[VE precursor, xs]
[Precursor 2]
[Torn vessel]
[Torn vessel 2]

Chapter 7. Xylem.

            The figures presented here were selected to illustrate aspects of xylem, especially the conducting cells: tracheids and vessel elements. The legends were written to complement the more complete discussion of xylem presented in Chapter 7 (pages 109 to 128) in the textbook Plant Anatomy by J. D. Mauseth, published by Cummings & Hathaway.

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Water-conducting vessels in the stem of a grape vine (Vitis).