Lianas or scandent shrubs; branchlets
cylindrical, striated, with lenticels, tomentose to glabrescent, without interpetiolar gland fields.
and could determine that the material does not correspond to the genus Crouania because the axial cells bear a whorl of four determinate branchlets
, not three as in the genus Crouania.
usually in three rows spirally twisted, 1-2 mm long, with simple branching inferiorly and trichotomous superiorly.
A loss of trophic factors may account for the preferential loss of distal branchlets
during dendritic ageing (Quackenbush et al.
It is also used as a medicinal plant; the branchlets
of this tree are used as toothbrushes, the root decoctions are taken orally to stop diarrhoea, the branch decoctions are administered orally for stomach upset, the leaves are used in treating coughs and stomach ache, the root decoction also forms part of a medicine for hookworms, and the leaf infusion is used in preparing a cough mixture.
The flower buds appear like jet-black mulberry fruits born tight to the developing branchlets
, until each of their short stems develop and form panicles.
Variation in plant height, foliage density, leaf surface area, number of leaves and branchlets
, and number and type of inflorescences, can affect the abundance and distribution of foliage-dwelling spiders (Hatley & MacMahon 1980; Evans 1997; Halaj et al.
ARIZONA CYPRESS (Cupressus arizonica) Native to central Arizona, this upright to pyramidal tree has scalelike branchlets
that vary from green to blue-gray to silver, depending on variety.
5 cm in diameter, leafy, prominently grooved, bears dense, small, leafy branches and branchlets
Stems flat in cross section; branchlets
The active principle of the branchlets
and hook of Uncaria sinensis Oliv.
New branches will start at the end of the cut and number of branchlets
will be produced.
Beth Uyehara of Reseda sent an e-mail about a jacaranda tree planted last October that is ``as tall as our mature apricot tree but looks like a pole with short leafy branchlets
coming out all around it.
LEAF DESCRIPTION: 1/4" SCALE-LIKE leaves, appearing in WHORLS of 3 on many branchlets
, grooved on the underside.
Cryptomeria japonica `Tansu': This attractive dwarf slowly forms a broad pyramid of mid-green, its ropelike branchlets
clothed with needles that twist spirally around the stem.