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Atlas of Wood, Bark and Pith Anatomy of Eastern Mediterranean Trees and Shrubs: with a Special Focus on Cyprus

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  • A manual for the identification of stem material under the microscope for all woody plants commonly found in the Eastern Mediterranean region
  • Includes twig and stem wood anatomy
  • Presents excellently prepared and stained sections
  • More than 2,000 color illustrations

By: Alan Crivellaro(Author), Fritz Hans Schweingruber(Author)

580 pages, 2000+ colour photos


Paperback | Sep 2016 | #231267 | ISBN-13: 9783662522745
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Hardback | Jul 2013 | #205653 | ISBN-13: 9783642372346
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Atlas of Wood, Bark and Pith Anatomy of Eastern Mediterranean Trees and Shrubs presents anatomical descriptions of the xylem, bark and pith of 264 species belonging to 71 families. It highlights the anatomical diversity of trees, shrubs, dwarf shrubs, woody lianas and several of the prominent perennial herbs from the Eastern Mediterranean region, with a focus on the island of Cyprus. The island's topography and biogeographic history combine to provide a wide range of habitats and diverse flora including widespread, endemic, and ornamental species.

The monograph for each species includes a description of the anatomical structures of the stem and twig xylem and the twig's bark and pith, as well as color micrographs of double-stained sections of each of these plant parts. These entries are accompanied by a photograph and a brief description of the plant including stem wood density, height, habit, flower, leaf and fruit characteristics, and a map showing its geographic and altitudinal distribution in the region. Xylem descriptions follow the IAWA lists of microscopic features for hardwood and softwood identification. For bark and pith descriptions, a new coding system developed by the authors is applied. Lastly, the work offers a key for wood identification that was developed to differentiate between groups of species by using a small number of features that are unambiguous and clearly visible. Atlas of Wood, Bark and Pith Anatomy of Eastern Mediterranean Trees and Shrubs will be a valuable guide for botanists, ecologists, foresters, archeologists, horticulturists and paleobotanists.


1. Introduction

2. Materials and Methods
- Origin of the material studied
- Plant material preparation
- Wood density

3. Definition of Anatomical Features
- Xylem
- Bark
- Pith

4. Identification Keys
- Wood without vessels
- Wood with vessels and included phloem
- Wood with vessels and without included phloem

5. Anatomical Description of Species

- Cupressaceae
- Pinaceae
- Taxaceae - Gnetales
- Ephedraceae

Angiosperms Monocotyledonous
- Asparagaceae
- Graminaceae
- Ruscaceae
- Smilacaceae

Angiosperms Dicotyledonous
- Adoxaceae
- Amaranthaceae
- Anacardiaceae
- Apocynaceae
- Aquifoliaceae
- Araliaceae
- Aristolochiaceae
- Asclepiadaceae
- Asteraceae
- Berberidaceae
- Betulaceae
- Boraginaceae
- Brassicaceae
- Buxaceae
- Caesalpiniaceae
- Cannabaceae
- Capparaceae
- Caprifoliaceae
- Caryophyllaceae
- Chenopodiaceae
- Cistaceae
- Convolvulaceae
- Cornaceae
- Dipsacaceae
- Ebenaceae
- Elaeagnaceae
- Ericaceae
- Euphorbiaceae
- Fabaceae
- Fagaceae
- Frankeniaceae
- Hypericaceae
- Juglandaceae
- Lamiaceae
- Lauraceae
- Lythraceae
- Malvaceae
- Mimosaceae
- Moraceae
- Myrtaceae
- Oleaceae
- Orobanchaceae
- Platanaceae
- Plumbaginaceae
- Polygonaceae
- Ranunculaceae
- Rhamnaceae
- Rosaceae
- Rubiaceae
- Rutaceae
- Salicaceae
- Sapindaceae
- Simarubaceae
- Solanaceae
- Styracaceae
- Tamaricaceae
- Thymelaeaceae
- Ulmaceae
- Verbenaceae
- Vitaceae
- Zygophyllaceae

List of Species and Families

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