ANATOMICAL STUDIES ON LEAF OF CADABA FRUTICOSA (L.) DRUCEAbstract
Cadaba fruticosa (L.) Druce belongs to the family Capparaceae. It is woody, erect, glandular- pubescent shrubs. It is used in the folk system of medicine. Anti-rheumatic, anthelmintic and antibacterial properties it is also used in gastrointestinal, urine complaints and as a vermicide. Leaves used on boils and the leaf juice of this plant are used as a remedy for fevers and is primarily used to cure gonorrhea. Leaves amphistomatic with anisocytic stomata. Trichomes occur on both surfaces. Leaf surface striated. Mesophyll with palisade and spongy tissues. Ground tissue of midvein consists of collenchyma, parenchyma, and scleren-chymatous tissues. Hypodermis collenchyma 1-2 layered on either side. Beneath the collenchyma, parenchymatous tissue is present with small intercellular spaces. Vascular bundles are surrounded by sclerenchymatous tissue.
G. Prabhakar, P. Kamalakar * and K. Shailaja
Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
26 September 2015
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