Vessel morphology variation and ecoanatomical properties of anjily (Artocarpus hirsutus Lam.) wood grown in different agro-climatic zones of Thrissur, Kerala

Swagatika Sahoo, E.V. Anoop, K. Vidyasagaran, T.K. Kunhamu, A.V. Santhoshkumar


Vessel morphological parameters viz., vessel frequency, vessel diameter, vessel area and vessel length of anjily wood collected from trees grown in three agro-climatic zones of Thrissur district, Kerala were studied. Three girth classes were selected from each zone. Three trees representing each girth class were then chosen for collection of wood samples. Significant variation was found only among agro-climatic zones for vessel length and not between girth classes within zones. Vessel area, vessel diameter and vessel frequency did not show any significant variation between three zones as well as between girth classes. Ecoanatomical properties like vulnerability and vessel mesomorphy were also calculated. Vulnerability showed significant difference between the three zones. Vessel mesomorphy values of anjily wood indicated that the species is mesic in nature.


Agro-climatic zones, Mesomorphy,Vessel morphology, Vulnerability

Full Text:



Ahmed, S.A. and Chun, S.K., 2011. Permeability of Tectona grandis L. as affected by wood structure. Wood Sci. Technol. 45(3): 487-500.

Cardoso, S., Sousa, V.B., Quilhó, T. and Pereira, H. 2015. Anatomical variation of teakwood from unmanaged mature plantations in East Timor. J. Wood Sci. 61(3), pp.326-33.

Carlquist S. 2001. Comparative wood anatomy: Systematic, ecological and evolutionary aspects of dicotyledon wood. 2nd. edn. London, SpringerVerlag.

Carlquist, S. 1977. Ecological factors in wood evolution: A floristic approach. Amer. J. Bot. 64: 887-896.

Carlquist, S. 1988. Comparative Wood Anatomy, Springer-Verlag, London. 379p.

Gopikumar, K. 2009. Productivity studies in selected commercial tree species of tropics. Int. J. Agric. Sci. 5(2): 363–368.

Khanna, L. S. 2009. Principles and practice of silviculture. Khanna Bandhu, 7 Tilak Road, Dehradun, 473p.

Manilal, K. S. 2003. Hortus malabaricus (English edition) University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, 3: 49-52.

Mathew, S.P., Mohandas, A., Shareef, S.M. and Nair, G.M., 2006. Biocultural diversity of the endemic ‘wild jack tree’on the Malabar coast of South India. Ethnobot. Res. Appl. 4:025-040.

Meena, V.S. and Gupta, S. Wood Anatomy Of Albizia procera Correlation Between Tropical And Subtropical From Different Geographical Zones Of Indian Subcontinent. Int. j. sci. technol. Res. 3(5): 1-18.

Nooshin, T. 2012. Wood fearture of Saxaul Haloxylon spp. From central. Wood Applied Sci. J. 28 (8): 1114-1112

Singh, M.K., Sharma, C.L. and Sharma, M., 2017. Comparative Wood Anatomy of Four Artocarpus Species of North East India with Reference to Their Identification. In: Wood is Good, Springer, Singapore, 73-81pp.

Vijayan, A.S., Anoop, E.V., and Vidyasagaran, K., 2017. Ecoanatomical characterisation of a true mangrove, Aegiceras corniculatum Blanco, found in the West Coast of India. J. Trop. Agric. 54(2), p.115.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

A KAU publication [CODEN: JTAGEI; ISSN 0971-636X; eISSN 0973-5399]