Research Paper

Foliar Epidermal Studies of Plants in Euphorbiaceae

H. A. Thakur and D. A. Patil

Published on: 17 March 2014

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2014.59.59

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2014 vol.59 no.1 pp.59-70


This paper describes foliar epidermal structure in 17 species belonging to 17 genera of the family Euphoprbiaceae. Anomocytic stomata is predominant, rarely they are anisocytic, paracytic on the same foliar surface with different combinations. Leaves are hypostomatic and rarely amphistomatic. The foliar surface is smooth, rarely striated. The foliar epidermal cell walls are straight or undulate. Distribution of stomata, stomatal index, stomatal frequency, stomatal size and other cell wall contours are described in detail.



Keyword: Foliar epidermis, stomata, subsidiary cells, Euphorbiaceae.