J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 1991, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (2): -.

• Research Articles •    

Studies of Cuticle from Lepidophylloides sp. and Saportaea cf. nervosa Halle

Mei Mei-tang and Du Mei-li   

Abstract: Lepidophylloides sp. and Saportaea cf. nervosa Halle were found in the Permian coal bearing strata (Lower Shihhotse Formation) from Huaibei coal field, Anhui, China. Lepidophylloides sp., leaves are linear. The longest one is more than 13cm in length. The specimens obtained show about 3–16mm width with single vein. The epidermal cells are re. ctangular with smooth walls. Stomata align in regular rows, widely spread, particularly, in the lower cuticle. Saportaea cf. nervosa Halle The lamina stomata composed of two reniform guard cells are slightly sunken, the lamina of Saportaea of. nervosa Halle is in broal shoveled shape with 5.6 cm in length, and 6.5 cm in width. Petiole is 1.6cm in length and about 8mm in width. At the upper end of the petiole, it divides into two branches. The veins appear from the branches of the petiole and divide by repeated dichotomy. In the upper part of the lamina, the veins become numerous (about 13 per centimetre). The epidermal cells are elongated polygonat to polygonal, with smooth walls. Stomata surrounded by 5-8 subsidiary cells.

Key words: Cutille, Late early Permian

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