Stomata in some monocotyledonous weeds

Structural diversity of stomata in some monocotyledonous weeds

by Obembe O. A. (2015)

PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT,
ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY, AKUNGBA AKOKO, NIGERIA.

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In World Journal of Science and Technology Research 3(1): 1-13 – ISSN: 2329 –

http://www.wjst.org/WJST_Vol.3,No.1,January%202015/STRUCTURAL%20DIVERSITY.pdf

Abstract

23 herbaceous taxa distributed in 9 orders and 10 monocotyledonous families were documented on nature of stomata.

Only arched epidermal cells were observed. Anomocytic, paracytic, tetracytic and hexacytic and mixed stomata were recorded.

Stomata size ranged from 17.47µm ± 0.23 x 16.13µm ± 0.29 in Smilax kraussiana to 58.80µm ± 0.33 x 50.40µm ± 0.39 in Commelina benghalensis and stomata index values varying from 0.57% in Aframomum sceptrum to 14.40% in Rhaphidophora africana were documented in this study.

Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

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

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