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- Mauseth, James D.
- Bradleya 1989 v.7 pp. 1-12
- tracheids, etc ; Melocactus; adults; cacti and succulents; cambium; cork; cortex; flowering; gas exchange; juveniles; nutrient transport; photosynthesis; stele; stomata; strength (mechanics); wood; xylem vessels; Show all 17 Subjects
- ... Melocactus intortus is a species of strongly dimorphic plants whose different parts show strong correlations between structure and function. Each individual has one unbranched monopodial shoot; during the first several years of life, this grows as a photosynthetic juvenile with a transparent epidermis, numerous stomata and a system of cortical bundles that permeate the chlorophyllous outer cortex. ...