Stomata in Akaniaceae (dicots)

Photo credit: Bayer &  Appel

Photograph taken in the field of flowering raceme of Bretschneidera sinensis. Note the curved filaments and style and the associated petal. Scale bar = 1 cm.



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Fig. 5A-H. Akaniaceae. Bretschneidera sinensis. A Leaf. B Inflorescence. C Opened flower. D Stamens. E Ovary, longitudinal section. F Ovary, transverse section. G Fruit. H Dehiscing fruit. (Pax 1936)



by Bayer C., Appel O. (1912)

Last Updated on Thu, 23 May 2013


in Florence Grovida Gardening – Flowering Plants –

Stomata are confined to the lower leaf surface, where they are surrounded by papillae formed by adjacent epidermal cells. In Akania, several stomata form macroscopically visible clusters covered by such papillae (Solereder 1899). Stomata of Bretschneidera are evenly scattered, each being surrounded by interconnected papillae (Radlkofer 1908).

Both idioblastic and stomatal myrosin cells have been reported for Akania and Bretschneidera (Radlkofer 1908; Jergensen 1987, 1995).

Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

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

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