Stomata in Amaryllidaceae


Stomatal studies in Amaryllidaceae with special reference to stomatal abnormalities

by Awasthi D. K., Kumar V., Rawat R. (1984)

D. K. Awasthi

V. KumarChaudhary Charan Singh University, Merath, Uttar Pradesh, India

R. Rawat

in Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences – Section A Part 3 Mathematical sciences 93(6):629-633 – doi:10.1007/BF03053060 –


Foliar epidermis of nineteen species of Amaryllidaceae, has been studied.

Epidermal cells on both the surfaces are polygonal with oblique or straight anticlinal walls in all species except in Haemanthus and Eucharis where these have sinuous or undulate walls.

Subsidiaries are indistinct and are of C-type. With the exception of Eucharis (hypostomatic) leaves are amphistomatic in all the species.

The stomata are anomocytic. Various types of stomatal abnormalities viz contiguous stomata, interstomatal cytoplasmic connections etc., are observed in the different species.


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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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