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Open Access Trichomes morphology in petals of some Acanthaceae species.

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&60;p&62;A preliminary taxonomic study was carried out on seven Acanthaceae species namely as Andrographis paniculata, Pseuderanthemum graciliflorum, P. carruthersii,  Asystasia gangetica ssp. micrantha, Ruellia repens, Justicia comata and J. betonica. The study was undertaken to    investigate the morphology of trichomes present on the surfaces of flower petal. The variations found in this study are in their types and density. Based on observation, two forms of trichomes are present in all species studies which are glandular and non-glandular trichomes. There are seven types of trichomes found in this study. Trichomes types are shown to have systematic significance that can be used to differentiate and identify certain Acanthaceae species studied.&60;/p&62;&60;p&62; &60;/p&62;

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Publication date: January 1, 2014

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