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Comparative study of stomatal index of some ethnomedicinal plants of some species of family Malvaceae in Ranchi district of Jharkhand

Neha Kumari* & Kunul Kandir
University Department of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Received : 9th January, 2021 ; Revised : 10th February, 2021

AbstractPresent investigation deals with the study of stomata and stomatal index of two plants of family Malvaceae. Stomata are tiny openings present on the epidermis of leaves. We can see stomata under the microscope. Stomata are cell structures in the epidermis of leaves that involved in the exchange of carbon dioxide and water between plants and the atmosphere. Stomata present in leaves either on dorsal surface or ventral surface. The determination of stomatal index in the ethnomedicinal plants of family Malvaceae viz. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L. and Hibiscus esculentus L. has been done for taxonomical purposes.

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