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Micro-morphological studies in some species of Dichanthium Willemet (Poaceae) from Maharashtra, India

Shaikh T. J., Potdar Girish Gajanan


The present study was carried out to determine the micro-morphology of some species of Dichanthium Willemet (Poaceae) from Maharashtra. Species of Dichanthium were collected from the different localities of Maharashtra for detailed micro-morphological study. Epidermal studies pertains to epidermal cell size, presence and absence of micro-hairs, papillae, its types of silica bodies of species of Dichanthium. All the 7 studied members show the variation in the types and arrangement of the epidermal cells of leaf.


Dichanthium, Leaf, Maharashtra, Micro-morphology, Photomicrograph, Poaceae

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