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Floral Micromorphological and palynological studies of medicinally important Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.) R. Br (Lamiaceae) from Assam (Udalguri) using light and scanning electron microscopy.
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  • Saklain Mustak Alam,
  • Sultana Sharmin,
  • Jiree Basumatary,
  • Himakshi Kalita,
  • Chayanika Bordoloi
Saklain Mustak Alam
Assam State Biodiversity Board

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Sultana Sharmin
Assam State Biodiversity Board
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Jiree Basumatary
Royal Global University
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Himakshi Kalita
Royal Global University
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Chayanika Bordoloi
University of Science and Technology Meghalaya
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The palynology and distribution of the trichomes, on the aerial parts and anatomy of Plectranthus scutellarioides from Udalguri district of Assam were studied in order to understand the significance of these features in systematics. The present work on Plectranthus scutellarioides thus provides an empirical basis for the identification of the species. Micromorphological features such as epidermal cell, stomata and trichomes were also studied under both light microscope and scanning electron microscope. The main types of trichomes - peltate, glandular and non-glandular were observed in leaves. Different features of pollen were observed and recorded. Photographs and Micrographs were also provided. All the observations were done under Light microscope and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). The research provides the first detailed descriptions of floral micromorphological and palynological characteristics for Plectranthus scutellarioides, contributing to the empirical identification of the species. The findings offer valuable insights into the structure, size, and shape of stomata, as well as trichome diversity and pollen characteristics
18 Oct 2023Submitted to Microscopy Research and Technique
03 Nov 2023Assigned to Editor
03 Nov 2023Submission Checks Completed
19 Nov 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
19 Nov 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned