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Foliar epidermis morphology in Quercus (subgenus Quercus, section Quercus) in Iran

Parisa Panahi
  • Department of Forestry, Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, P.O. Box: 737, Sari, Iran
  • Botany Research Division, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands of Iran, P.O. Box: 013185-116, Tehran, Iran
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/ Ziba Jamzad
  • Botany Research Division, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands of Iran, P.O. Box: 013185-116, Tehran, Iran
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/ Mohammad Pourmajidian
  • Department of Forestry, Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, P.O. Box: 737, Sari, Iran
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/ Asghar Fallah
  • Department of Forestry, Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, P.O. Box: 737, Sari, Iran
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Published Online: 2012-02-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10184-010-0029-y

Foliar epidermis morphology in Quercus (subgenus Quercus, section Quercus) in Iran

The foliar morphology of trichomes, epicuticular waxes and stomata in Quercus cedrorum, Q. infectoria subsp. boissieri, Q. komarovii, Q. longipes, Q. macranthera, Q. petraea subsp. iberica and Q. robur subsp. pedunculiflora were studied by scanning electron microscopy. The trichomes are mainly present on abaxial leaf surface in most species, but rarely they appear on adaxial surface. Five trichome types are identified as simple uniseriate, bulbous, solitary, fasciculate and stellate. The stomata of all studied species are of the anomocytic type, raised on the epidermis. The stomata rim may or may not be covered with epicuticular. The epicuticular waxes are mostly of the crystalloid type but smooth layer wax is observed in Q. robur subsp. pedunculiflora. Statistical analysis revealed foliar micromorphological features as been diagnostic characters in Quercus.

Keywords: Quercus; trichome; stoma; epicuticular wax; SEM

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Citation Information: Acta Botanica Croatica, ISSN (Print) 0365-0588, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10184-010-0029-y.

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