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Author Nurnida, M. K. ♦ Noraini, T. ♦ Ruzi, A. R. ♦ Idris, S.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES ♦ DEHYDRATION ♦ DRYING ♦ FERNS ♦ LEAVES ♦ MEDICINAL PLANTS ♦ MORPHOLOGICAL CHANGES ♦ MORPHOLOGY ♦ SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY ♦ STOMATA ♦ STRIATIONS ♦ VARIATIONS ♦ WAXES
Abstract A leaf micromorphology study was conducted on four selected medicinal ferns species in Tasik Chini, Pahang. The four chosen species were Adiantum latifolium Lam., Lygodium flexuosum (L.) Sw., Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br. and Tectaria singaporeana (Wall.) Ching. The objective of this study is to identify the leaf micromorphological characteristics that can be used as supportive scientific data especially in authentification of medicinal ferns species. The procedures involved such as dehydration, critical point drying, gold coated and examination under scanning electron microscope. Results in this study have shown some similarities and variations in the leaf micromorphological characteristics such as presence of cuticular striation, type of epicuticular waxes, structural feature of stomata and also in the presence or absence and type of trichomes. Four types of epicuticular waxes and only one type of trichome were observed, that were specific for some species. As a conclusion, the results of this study definitely proven that leaf micromorphology can be used for species authentification and might useful as preliminary scientific data for future references and further study.
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-09-25
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 1678
Issue Number 1


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