Wood anatomy of the Mexican species of Salvia section Erythrostachys EPL . ( Lamiaceae )

  • Jacqueline Ceja-Romero Área de Botánica Estructural y Sistemática Vegetal, Departamento de Biología, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa
  • Carmen de la Paz Pérez-Olvera Área de Botánica Estructural y Sistemática Vegetal, Departamento de Biología, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa
  • Jesús Rivera-Tapia Área de Botánica Estructural y Sistemática Vegetal, Departamento de Biología, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa
Keywords: Calosphace, Erythrostachys, Salvia, wood anatomy

Abstract

The wood anatomy of Salvia pubescens, S. regla, and S. sessei is described. These species are included within the section Erythrostachys, subgenus Calosphace, genus Salvia. Two samples were collected for each species to obtain permanent slides. Transverse, radial and tangential sections were used to describe the anatomy of each taxon. The wood has ring porosity, the tangential vessel diameter is small (34-85 μm), the vessel elements are short (94-257 μm) with alternate pitting, helical thickenings and simple perforation plates. Vasicentric tracheids are present. Axial parenchyma is paratracheal scanty, apotracheal diffuse, and marginal. Rays are uniseriate and multiseriate, heterogeneous, aggregate and non aggregate. Libriform fibers are septate and non septate. Gums, tyloses, starch grains and prismatic crystals were observed. These features agree with previous reports for the genus.

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Wood anatomy of the Mexican species of Salvia section Erythrostachys EPL . ( Lamiaceae )
Published
2005-06-15
How to Cite
Ceja-Romero, J., Pérez-Olvera, C. de la P., & Rivera-Tapia, J. (2005). Wood anatomy of the Mexican species of Salvia section Erythrostachys EPL . ( Lamiaceae ). Botanical Sciences, (76), 53 - 59. https://doi.org/10.17129/botsci.1704
Section
STRUCTURAL BOTANY / BOTÁNICA ESTRUCTURAL