COMPARATIVE FOLIAR EPIDERMAL STUDIES IN CYMBOPOGON CITRATUS (STAPF.) AND CYMBOPOGON GIGANTEUS (HOCHST.) CHIOV. IN NIGERIA

  • Abayomi Ezekiel FOLORUNSO Department of Botany, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  • O. A. OYETUNJI Department of Botany, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Keywords: epidermal, prickle hair, micro hair, papillae, Cymbopogon

Abstract

The foliar epidermal studies were carried out on Cymbopogon citratus and Cymbopogon giganteus with the aim of determining the patterns of variation in their epidermal characteristics and assessing their value in species identification and classification. The characters of diagnostic importance in the identification of C. citratus are the micro hairs, which are sparsely distributed in the adaxial epidermis and prickle hairs present in both abaxial and adaxial epidermis. The diagnostic character for C. giganteus is the papillae seen alongside their long cells.

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Published
2007-08-05
How to Cite
FOLORUNSO, A. E., & OYETUNJI, O. A. (2007). COMPARATIVE FOLIAR EPIDERMAL STUDIES IN CYMBOPOGON CITRATUS (STAPF.) AND CYMBOPOGON GIGANTEUS (HOCHST.) CHIOV. IN NIGERIA. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 35(2), 7-14. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha352198
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Research Articles