Chen, Y.Q., Xu, T.R., Chen, X.M., & Li, K. 2003 [Study on comparative anatomy of bark of seven host tree species of Kerria lacca (Kerr.) and its parasitic characteristics.]. Forest Research 16(4): 411-417.
Notes: Bark anatomy was studied in seven host species of Kerria lacca, i.e., Albizia lucida, Koelreuteria paniculata, Acacia montana [Paraserianthes lophantha], Ziziphus mauritiana, Ficus racemosa, Flemingia macrophylla and Schleichera oleosa. Bark on all the host tree species consists of periderm, cortex and secondary phloem but their layer structures differed. The periderm of F. macrophylla was the thinnest among the seven and the cortex of Albizia lucida was the thinnest. In the periderm of K. paniculata and Acacia montana, the phellem was remarkably thick in certain places. However, the phellem of Z. mauritiana had keratin distributed as dots. Furthermore, the layer of sclereids of Z. mauritiana was the thickest with four layers but they were not as continuous as the layers found in F. macrophylla and A. montana. A. montana had the thinnest layer of phloem while F. macrophylla had the thickest. A. montana had the smallest sieve tube density. F. macrophylla, K. paniculata and Z. mauritiana were observed to have simple column rays while S. oleosa and Ficus racemosa had simple, double and several columns of ray. The effects of these host tree species on the adhesion density and mortality of Kerria lacca are discussed.