Stem Anatomy of Selected True Mangrove Species in Kerala

Authors(2) :-S. Surya, N. Hari

The present studies were carried out the anatomical features of selected true mangroves in Kerala. In Avicennia marina, Avicennia officinalis and Excoecaria agallocha the presence of phloem seen as islands it gives an impression of growth rings. In both the species of Acanthus frequently associated sclereids in phloem and large vessel compare to other species and helical thickening were present. Among Rhizophoraceae all members showed homogeneity in characters like scalariform perforation plates, air cavities in cortex, presence of sclereids, multicellular heterogenous rays and presence of crystalliferous cells. Inter-vessel pitting of all the members were alternate except Rhizophoraceae, it possess scalariform pitting.

Authors and Affiliations

S. Surya
Research Scholar, CMS College, Kottayam, Kerala , India
N. Hari
Assistant Professor, CMS College, Kottayam, Kerala , India

Mangroves, Anatomy, Diffuse Porous Wood, Sclereids.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 8 | November-December 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 678-683
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1738199
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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S. Surya, N. Hari, " Stem Anatomy of Selected True Mangrove Species in Kerala, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.678-683, November-December-2017.
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