Aug 27, 2017
Alburnum conducts water from the roots to the leaves.
- There are two types of woods in the higher plants, the heartwood or duramen and sapwood or alburnum.
- Sapwood or alburnum is the first formed wood in the plant bodies. The alburnums are made up majority of living cells/tissues and help the conduction of water from the root system to the shoot systems.
- Finally, the alburnum or sap wood becomes heartwood by the deposition of different chemicals in the lumen of cells or on the walls of the cells. Thank you