Comparative anatomical study between Cayratia mollissima, Pterisanthes caudigera (Vitaceae) and Leea Indica (Leeaceae)

Chnar Najmaddin, Khatijah Hussin, Haja Maideen Kader Maideen

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Abstract

Leea species was originally placed in the family Vitaceae but was later placed in the Leeaceae due to the anatomical differences between the two families. Approach: A comparative study on the stem and leaf anatomy of Cayratia mollissima and Pterisanthes caudigera (Vitaceae) and Leea indica (Leeaceae) was conducted to investigate anatomical differences which could provide additional differentiating characters for supporting this treatment. Results: The Transeverse Sections (TS) revealed species differences with respect to the shape of the stems, the leaf margin, midrib and petiole. Druses were present in the leaves and stems of both species, while raphides were present in the lamina. Conclusion: Starch grains and trichomes were present only in Cayratia mollissima and Pterisanthes caudigera.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)839-842
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume8
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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stems
leaves
starch granules
interspecific variation
leaf blade
trichomes

Keywords

  • Alcian blue
  • Alcohol concentrations
  • Druses crystals
  • Leea indica
  • Leeacea family
  • Leeaceae anatomy
  • Safranin solution
  • Sliding microtome
  • Vitaceae family

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Comparative anatomical study between Cayratia mollissima, Pterisanthes caudigera (Vitaceae) and Leea Indica (Leeaceae). / Najmaddin, Chnar; Hussin, Khatijah; Kader Maideen, Haja Maideen.

In: American Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 9, 2011, p. 839-842.

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