The Scientific World Journal / 2012 / Article / Fig 6

Research Article

Identification of Xylem Occlusions Occurring in Cut Clematis (Clematis L., fam. Ranunculaceae Juss.) Stems during Their Vase Life

Figure 6

Histochemical identification of lignins in xylem occlusions in stems of Clematis “Solidarność” by using Azur B and phloroglucinol-HCl methods. (a) and (b) Identification of lignins in xylem of control stems; (c) and (d) Identification of lignins in xylem of stems kept in distilled water; p: pith, pr: pith rays, ph: phloem, arrow: xylem vessel, c: cortex with lamellar collenchyma, *: blocked xylem lumen.

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