Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Anatomy of PalmsArecaceae - Palmae$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558926

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use.date: 16 May 2022

Stem Anatomy

Stem Anatomy

(p.39) Chapter 5 Stem Anatomy
The Anatomy of Palms

P. Barry Tomlinson

James W. Horn

Jack B. Fisher

Oxford University Press

The overall construction of the palm stem is exemplary of all monocotyledons although it is represented in a group of trees with a habit that is rare among other groups of woody monocotyledons such as bamboos, pandans, and arborescent members of Asparagales (e.g. Cordyline, Dracaena, Xanthorrhoea, Yucca). This leads to Hugo von Mohl's dictum that palms exhibit most clearly the characters of monocotyledons and ‘therefore afford the most favourable means of acquiring satisfactory ideas about them’. This chapter discusses palm stem topography, histology, vascular system, vascular pattern, textural differences, one-vessel and two-vessel palms, variation along a single axis, sustained primary growth, wound reactions in palm stems, and stem anatomy in climbing palms.

Keywords:   palms, palm stems, vegetative anatomy, monocotyledons, stem anatomy

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .