Stomata in Oxalis (Dicots)

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Oxalis latifolia

Studies on foliar epidermal features in seven species of Oxalis L. (Oxalidaceae)

by Bahadur B., Chaturvedi A., Narsaiah G., Farooqui S. M. (1985)

Bir BAHADUR, Kakatiya University, Warangal, India

in Indian bot. Reptr. 2(1): 13-18 – (full text)


The leaves in all the spevcies are amphistomatic and anomocytic except Oxalis corniculata where anisocytic stomata are more common than anomocytic; the latter condition being common in all the species studied.

Stomatal indices, frequencies, trichome types and sizes have been determined.  The significance of these characters has been discussed in species identification.




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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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