Table 4: Comparative Maceration study of the stems of four Berberis species.

Macerated elementsBerberis aristata Berberis asiatica Berberis chitria Berberis lycium
MeanSeed,MeanSeed,MeanSDMeanSD

Trachieds
 Length 439.03±75.641625.583±169.764360.398±102.082262.436±3.145
 Width 12.85±4.60012.417±6.48112.420±2.64511.603±0.384
Vessels
 Length459.72±48.896594.694±102.728468.908 ±082.487440.168±14.862
 Width 20.69±10.18618.623±16.20319.859±11.50320.629±0.860
Fibres
 Length627.38±158.092543.216±180.780424.426±292.948497.796±2.217
 Width13.41±3.98611.246±3.24010.993±2.64518.443±0.258
Tracheidal fibres
 Length625.08±224.887706.843 ±086.878670.678 ±094.087334.632±15.691
 Width11.49±2.91611.247±3.24011.457±3.24012.268±0.250