Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol. 19, Issue 02, 2013; Page No.(587-593)

EPIDERMAL STUDIES IN SELECTED SPECIES OF SOUTH INDIAN SOLANUM LINN

R. Uma Mageswari and N. Vijayakumar

Abstract

Epidermal studies provide additional data in ascertaining the systematic position of disputed taxa when considered along with other characters. The present investigation deals with the foliar epidermal studies on selected species of Solanum; observed from fresh plant specimens. It has been revealed that the leaves of all the species show Anisocytic Stomata. Of the 15 species investigated, most of the species show eglandular and multiradiate tufted trichomes, whereas the remaining species are completely devoid of these.

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