Stomata in Potamogeton

Photo credit: Google

Potamogeton cristatus

Studies on the stomata of Potamogeton. 

by Shinobu R. (1952)

Shinobu Riyuji, Osaka Liberal Arts University , Hirano Branch

in Bot. Mag., Tokyo. 65: 765-766

https://eurekamag.com/research/025/592/025592062.php 

The author reports finding many stomata on the upper surfaces of floating leaves of Potamogeton distinctus, P. malainoides, P. natans, P. frayeri, P. gramineus, and P. cristatus.

On most of these a’few were also found on the lower surfaces. This is interpreted as a survival from a previous terrestrial state and it is suggested that Potamogeton has affinity with either the Synanthae or Pantanales, rather than with the Helobie.

Advertisements

Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

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

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s