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Proceedings: Plant Sciences

, Volume 90, Issue 1, pp 31–43 | Cite as

Typology and taxonomic value of foliar sclereids in the Proteaceae 1.Isopogon R. Br.

  • T Ananda Rao
  • Silpi Das
Article

Abstract

The present work has revealed that 32 out of 38 taxa ofIsopogon possess variously shaped sclereids of diffuse pattern. Some species have grotesquely mis-shapen sclereids with thick wall and blunt arms. They are designated as gnarlyform sclereids. Further, the taxonomic problems alluded to by Bentham are discussed in relation to the types of foliar sclereids.

Keywords

Foliar sclereids typology Isopogon Proteaceae 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • T Ananda Rao
    • 1
  • Silpi Das
    • 1
  1. 1.Botanical Survey of IndiaHowrahIndia

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