Monographs Details: Abolboda sprucei Malme
Authority: Carlquist, Sherwin. 1960. Anatomy of Guayana Xyridaceae: Abutboda, Orectanthe and Achtyplola. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 63-117.
Family:Xyridaceae
Scientific Name:Abolboda sprucei Malme
Discussion:(fig. 52). The inflorescence stem of this species shows no features not indicated above, but illustrates the generic characters rather clearly. The cortical zone of this axis is composed of spherical chlorenchyma cells. Exterior to the sclerenchyma ring is a circle of bundles; this circle is enveloped by a layer of non-photosynthetic parenchyma. The outermost layer of the scelerenchyma ring is very thick walled, and several less prominently sclerified cell layers occur internal to it. All the central bundles occur in the thin-walled ground tissue, although some are adjacent to the sclerenchyma ring. Bundles are of the graminean type or transitional to that type from the ordinary collateral.