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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 15, Issue 3, July 2015 pp 518-520

Research Article

Foliar epidermal traits in some species of genus Ficus

Mohan B Waman

Department of Botany, SMBST College, Sangamner-422605, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Present paper deals with the foliar epidermal features of some species of genus Ficus. Leaf epidermal studies were carried out on five species of genus Ficus i.e. F. benghalensis, F. religiosa, F. amplissima, F. glomarata and F.carica commonly growing in and around of Akole tehsil of Ahmednagar district. The study includes the characterization of foliar epidermis such as shape of epidermal cells, presence and type of stomata and trichomes and stomatal index plays a key role in the identification of these species