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Woody stem, cross section


1  cork
3  sclerenchyma
4  phloem
5  vascular cambium
2  dilated phloem ray 
6  xylem

English name: Basswood/linden
Scientific name: Tilia sp.
Familia: Tiliaceae
Classis: Dicotyledonas
Phylum: Angiospermae
Regnum: Plantae

Dilatation tissue is deposited in order to compensate for the increase in diameter. Without this layer, the tissue of the stem would be sheared during growth.

last modified: 5 Jun 2014