Stomata in some Cleome species

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Cleome chelidonii

Distribution, Density and Types of Stomata in some Cleome species

by Aparadh V. T., Thite S. V., Karadge B. A. (2012)

Vishal T. Aparadh, Shri Pancham Khemaraj Mahavidyalaya, Sawantwadi


, Yashvantrao Chavan Institute of Science,Satrara


B. A. KaradgeShivaji University, Kolhapur


in Plant Sciences Feed 2(11): 170-173.


Present exploration is strictly carried out for selective species of Cleome viz. Cleome chelidonii L.f., C. speciosa Raf., C. gynandra L., C. simplicifolia (Camb.) Hook f. & Thoms and C. viscosa L. All these species are herbs growing at same locality but in different soil types as Cleome chelidonii grows vigorously in moist places and also in the rocky regions, while C. simplicifolia and C. viscosa grow luxuriantly in the black soil in rainy season. Cleome simplisifolia has very short life cycle up to 3-4 months only. C. viscosa and C. gynandra
grow throughout the year but more vigorously during rainy season. C. gynandra grows predominantly in waste places along waste water. C. speciosa is a cultivated species growing widely in shadow places in the red soil particularly during rainy season. It is famous for its beautiful showy inflorescence and hence cultivated in gardens.
Several researchers have evidences that stomatal densities change in response to
changing atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide. Stomata may also vary in response to the amount of annual rainfall in different localities. So for comparison and understanding taxonomic supportiveness of stomatal character, we selected 5 different Cleome species from Kolhapur region.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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