Morphology, Anatomy of the Roots of Cylindropuntia

  • Carlos Gilza
Keywords: Morphology, Anatomy, roots, Cylindropuntia


When the soil is wet, the root system is the primary limitation for plant water uptake. The root hydraulic
conductance based on the root surface area (also referred to as the root hydraulic conductivity [LP]) thus has a
major influence on the shoot water status, and, in turn, on plant growth and development.