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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 526-529
Leaf epidermal traits of some species of Terminalia and their taxonomic implications
Mohan B Waman
Department of Botany, SMBST Arts, Commerce and Science College, Sangamner-422605, Dist. Ahemadnagar, Maharashtra, INDIA.
The present paper deals with the leaf epidermal studies on four species of genus Terminalia growing in and around of Ahmednagar district (MS), India. Comparative foliar analysis of four species namely T. bellerica, T. chebula, T. cattapa and T. tomentosa was carried out by using light microscopy, and following routine scraping method. The study includes the characterization of foliar epidermis such as shape of epidermal cells, presence and type of stomata and trichomes and stomatal index. Such study would be useful in order to investigate their taxonomic relationship and to identify epidermal features that can be recognized and employed as useful taxonomic characters.