VASCULAR CAMBIAL ACTIVITY OF ROBINIA PSEUDOACACIA L. FROM TEMPERATE CLIMATE OF KASHMIR HIMALAYA

Bilal Ahmad Wani, Amina Khan

Abstract


Vascular Cambium, a meristem responsible for the formation of wood by way of growth and divisions of its components i.e. ray and fusiform initials were analyzed during different months over two consecutive years in order to assess their impact on growth in Salix alba from temperate climate of Kashmir Himalaya. The maximum and minimum dimensions of fusiform initials and ray initials were in winter and summer seasons respectively while the horizontal and vertical diameters of ray initials were maximum and minimum in summer and winter seasons respectively.


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