J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 1981, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (3): -.

• Research Articles •    

A study of Foliar Anatomy of Gnetum parvifolium

Wu Han   

Abstract: The present research was undertaken to examine the foliar anatomy of Gnetum parvifolium (Warb.) C. Y. Cheng ex Chun. It is hoped that the observations may contribute to provide additional evidence for identification on Chinese species of this genus. A special morphological features inside of epidermal anticlinal wall designated here as the globose cuticular sac, and is the special feature of this epidermis not yet reported in this genus. During the course of an investigation on sclereid type of leaf in this species I observed the striking type of these cells in cleared leaf preparations, viz. filiform sclereids (368–624 μm long, 10 μm broad), one not hitherto described for any other species in this genus.

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