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Abstract                 Volume:3  Issue-1  Year-2016          Original Research Articles

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Stem and Leaf Anatomy of Lantana camara L. - A Plant of the Verbenaceae Family
Rubaiyat Sharmin Sultana*
Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh
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The fresh hand sections of stem and leaf of Lantana camara L. were studied with light microscope, was intended to find out identical characteristics. Epidermis was the outermost covering layer of the stem section, was a single layer of compactly arranged by barrel-shaped parenchyma cells without intercellular spaces. Cortex was represented by several layers of loosely setup parenchyma cells with prominent intercellular spaces. Endodermis was the innermost layer of cortex, was prepared with barrel shaped cells. Xylem and phloem tissues were located upper and lower of meristematic cambium, respectively. The meristematic cambium was composed of 3 cells layers. Pith was the innermost part of the stem formed by a group of loosely constructed parenchyma cells with prominent intercellular spaces. Leaf blades presented uniseriate epidermis cells with thin periclinal walls and a relatively thick cuticle on the adaxial surface. The mesophyll was dorsiventral and having secretory idioblasts. It was composed with two layers of palisade parenchyma and three layers of spongy parenchyma. The vascular system is open, forming a flattened arch in the “V” shape with two accessory bundles located dorsally and groups of secretory idioblasts located laterally in the cortical parenchyma.

Keywords: Anatomy, Idioblasts, Leaf, Lantana camara, Stem, Verbenaceae
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Sultana, R.S., 2016. Stem and leaf anatomy of Lantana camara L. - A plant of the Verbenaceae family. Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 3(1): 27-31. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2016.301.002
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