Morpho-Anatomical Diversity of Leaves in Lagerstroemia L. [Lythraceae]
Anil A.Kshirsagar and N.P.Vaikos
Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences
The anatomical studies of leaf in six species of Lagerstroemia are investigated. The anatomy of
leaf is variable in all examined species. The leaves are dorsiventral and hypostomatic. The
distribution of mechanical tissues is very interesting, which are in the form of collenchyma,
sclerenchyma and vascular tissues. The mesophyll is made of palisade and spongy tissue. The
palisade is one or three layered of unequal sized cells. Hypoderm is recorded in some species,
hypoderm is either collenchymatous or parenchymatous.The midrib region is broad. The vascular
bundle is an arc shaped; bicolateral and which is surrounded by patches of
sclerenchyma.Trichomes are recorded in some species. The stomatal guard cells with outer ledges.
The leaf anatomy can be employed for segregation of studied taxa.