A STUDY ON THE ANATOMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ACANTHUS ILLICIFOLIUS LINN.
P. Santhiavalli and G. Jayanthi*
Acanthus illicifolius is a mangrove medicinal plant. In this study, the aim was to investigate the anatomical characteristics of this medicinally important plant species. As a result of the study, it was discovered that the vascular stem of the midrib is multistranded. The unique type of glandular trichome. The stomata are diacytic and the venation is densely reticulate. The stem consists of intact epidermis, wide cortex, thin hallow vascular cylinder and wide pith.
Keywords: Anatomy, medicinal plant, Acanthus ilicifolius, Acanthaceae, mangroves.
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