Characteristics of the phloem and the cortex

The phloem of Myrica californica is fairly uniform (Fig. 7). Ray dilatations are present. A band of sclereids separates the phloem from the cortex (Fig. 7). Many crystal druses occur in the phloem and the cortex.

^ Fig. 7. Uniform phloem with ray dilatations. A tangential band of sclereids occurs in the cortex. Stem, shrub, Mediterranean climate, Botanical Garden Santa Barbara, USA. Myrica californica, transverse section.

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