Glossary of "Botany (2nd ed)" by Moore et al. (1998)
- A tubelike structure in the xylem that consists of vessel elements placed end-to-end and connected by perforations; vessel elements conduct water and minerals; found in nearly all angiosperms and a few other vascular plants.
Glossary of Plant Systematics (1st ed.) by Simpson (2006)
- Term for several vessel members attached end-to-end, forming a continuous, conductive. Syn: pore.
- Moore, R., Clark, W. D. & Vodopich, D. S. 1998. Botany, 2nd ed. -xxiv + 918 pp. WCB/McGraw-Hill, New York.
- Simpson, M. G. 2006. Plant Systematics. -xi + 590 pp. Elsevier Academic Press, Oxford.