Contemporary Problems of Ecology

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 349–354 | Cite as

Anatomo-morphological features of the leaves of Hedysarum theinum (Fabaceae) in Western Altai

  • N. A. Karnaukhova


The adaptation of Hedysarum theinum to the conditions of the mountainous areas of Western Altai (Kazakhstan) has been studied by observing the anatomical features of the leaf blade. The status of nine populations of Hedysarum theinum is estimated based on a study of ten anatomical features of the leaf blade. It is found that the combined values of features are the highest in subalpine habitats.


Hedysarum theinum Fabaceae leaf anatomy Western Altai adaptation 


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  1. 1.Central Siberian Botanical Garden, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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