Leaf micromorphological features of the genus <i>Cordia</i> L. (Boraginaceae) from Egypt

  • Wafaa Amer Department of Botany & Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza 12613
  • Rim Hamdy Department of Botany & Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza 12613
  • Riham Mahdy Timber Trees and Forestry Department, Horticulture Research Institute, Agriculture Research Center, Giza
Keywords: Cordia, Trichomes, Stomata, SEM, Egypt.

Abstract

Foliar epidermal characters of nine Cordia L. species found in Egypt are investigated. Glandular trichomes are observed in C. boissieri A. DC. and C. cylindristachya (Ruiz & Pav.) Roem. & Schult., while eglandular trichomes are predominant in all studied species. Different stomatal characters were examined including: shape, size, rims, stomatal level, aperture, cuticular deposition and wax ornamentation. The retrieved results showed a great variation among the studied species. The observed trichomes and stomata were used to construct two different taxonomic keys.

Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 23(2): 119-131, 2016 (December)

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Amer, W., Hamdy, R., & Mahdy, R. (2016). Leaf micromorphological features of the genus <i>Cordia</i&gt; L. (Boraginaceae) from Egypt. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 23(2), 119-131. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v23i2.30820
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