PHARMACOGNOSITIC STUDIES OF THE LEAF AND STEMBARK OF STEGANOTAENIA ARALIACEAE HOCHST

  • Z Mohammed Department of Pharmacognosy and Drug Development, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
  • M Shok Department of Pharmacognosy and Drug Development, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
  • EM Abdurahman Department of Pharmacognosy and Drug Development, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Keywords: Nigerian fungi, antimicrobial activity, Pyonoporus sanguineus

Abstract

Microscopical investigation of the powdered leaves and stembark of Steganotaenia araliaceae (family Umbelliferae) shows the presence of anisocytic stomata, calcium oxalates, secretory cells and fibres in the leaves and cork cell, aleurone grains in the stembark. The fresh parts also showed diagnostic palisade ratio and stomata number.

Key Words: Steganotaenia araliaceae, Microscopy, pharmacognostic data

Nig. J. Nat Prod. And Med. Vol.3 1999: 61-63
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