J Syst Evol ›› 2003, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (6): 531-544.

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Structural characters of leaf epidermis and their systematic significance in Vitaceae

REN Hui, PAN Kai-Yu, CHEN Zhi-Duan, WANG Ren-Qing   

  • Published:2003-11-10

Abstract: Leaf epidermis of 37species representing 11 genera of Vitaceae was investigated using light microscopy(LM)and scanning electron microscopy(SEM).The shapes of leaf epidermal cells are usually irregular or polygonal;the patterns of anticlinal walls are stra

Key words: Vitaceae, leafepidermis, Yua, stomatalapparatus, systematicsign