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Anatomy of family Mimosoideae from different Geographical Areas

Author Affiliations

  • 1Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University, Dehradun, 248006, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (3), Pages 1-10, March,10 (2016)

Abstract

The study gives a comparatrive data of the anatomical features of some species of the family Mimosoideae. The species like Acacia catechu, Acacia nilotica, Acacia suma, Albizia amara, Albizia chinensis, Albizia lebbek, Albizia odoratissima, Albizia procera, Dichrostachys cinerae, Parkia timoriana, Pithecellobium dulce, Xylia xylocarpa have been compared as per the data collected by Luxmi Chauhan and Peter Gasson. As well as the slides collected from the National Xylarium, FRI Uviversity, Dehradun, India were analysed under the Carl Zeiss light microscope. The photomicrographs were taken for the various micro histological character and comparative range graphs were prepared for the data collected by Luxmi Chauhan and Peter Gasson. Though it is known that no variations are found in the anatomical features of the species wherever it is grown, this study reflects that growth ring character, number of vessels/ sq. mm, Inter Vessel Pits diameter, Numbers of cells/strand, fibres character is affected by the change of geographical location. This survey has shown the possibilities and limits for identification of mimosid woods.

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