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Epidermal characteristics of some Nigerian species of <i>Corchorus</i>. (Tiliaceae)

IC Okwulehie
BE Okoli


The three species of Corchorus used in this study were collected from Ife and Port Harcourt. The comparative study of the species were done using light microscope. The observations recorded on the epidermal architecture, stomata types, stomata distribution and frequency and the trichomes have been discussed in line with their diagnostic significance. The epidermal characteristics of these Nigerian species have been described for the first time.

Journal of Applied Chemistry and Agricultural Research Vol. 7 2000-2001: pp. 48-53

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