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PHARMACOGNOSITIC STUDIES OF THE LEAF AND STEMBARK OF STEGANOTAENIA ARALIACEAE HOCHST

Z Mohammed, M Shok, EM Abdurahman

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



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njnpm.v3i1.11762
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