Paleonet: Barking up the Wrong Tree

James Mickle james_mickle at ncsu.edu
Fri Mar 2 20:26:01 GMT 2007


The outer region of the trunk is usually it is referred to as periderm.  
The outer surface was covered with leaf bases that eventually sloughed 
off, leaving various surfaces depending on the type of plant. 

Jim Mickle

Carl Mehling wrote:
> Hi all,
> Can anyone remind me what the outer surface of lycopod trees is 
> called? The name escapes me. I know it's not bark...
> Thanks,
> Carl
>
>
> Carl Mehling
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