Abnormally large stomata on leaves of Mangifera and Limonia

 

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Mangifera indica

Giant stomata.

by Sitholey R. V., Pandey Y. N. (1971)

in Annals of Botany 35: 641-642 -DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.aob.a084508 –

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https://academic.oup.com/aob/article-abstract/35/3/641/104147/Giant-Stomata

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Kawista (Limonia acidissima syn. Feronia limonia) – http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/99575113.jpg

Abstract

The presence of abnormally large stomata on leaves of Mangifera indica L. and Limonia acidissima L. is reported.Apart from their size, these stomata are indistinguishable from normal stomata present on these leaves, and it is likely that they function in a similar way.

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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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