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Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
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ISSN: 2167-0412

Inyama CN

Inyama CN

Owerri
Nigeria

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  • Research Article
    Comparative Morphology of the Leaf Epidermis in Six Citrus Species and its Biosystematic Importance
    Author(s): Inyama CN, Osuoha VUN, Mbagwu FN and Duru CMInyama CN, Osuoha VUN, Mbagwu FN and Duru CM

    Studies on comparative morphology of the leaf epidermis in six Citrus species- C. sinensis, C. limon, C. aurantifolia, C. reticulata, C. paradisi and C. maxima were carried out to ascertain the systematic importance of epidermal features in classification of these taxa. The epidermal carpet shows no appendages or subsidiary cells. The six species studied are hypostomatic with anomocytic type of stomata. Contiguous, mega stomata and special sheath cells are present in some species and could be of taxonomic and ecological potential. There are contiguous stomata in C. sinensis, C. limon, C. aurantifolia and C. maxima while lacking in C. reticulata and C. paradisi. The mega stomata are present in C. sinensis and C. limon but lacking in other species. The sheath cells are present in C. sinensis, C. limon, C. paradisi and C. maxima in the upper epidermis, and in C. limon, C. aurantifolia an.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0412.1000194

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