TAMARIX TETRANDRA PALL. EX. BIEB. (TAMARICACEAE) STEM AND LEAF ANATOMY PUBLISHEDRodica Bercu
The article comprises the investigation of the stem and leaf anatomy of a species which frequently grows on the sand banks of Siutghiol lake, Mamaia, near by Constantza town, Tamarix tetrandra Pall. ex Bieb. The stem has a typical secondary structure surrounded by the cortex of parenchymatous tissue. The stem vascular system, composed of secondary xylem and phloem, forms a circular ring around the stem. In between the xylem tissue are the pith rays. The stem epidermis is covered by a thick cuticle. The homogenous bilobed leaf possesses a papillary salt bladders epidermis, withstanding to the salting condition of its habit.
anatomy; leaf; papillary salt bladders; stem; Tamarix tetrandra