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In this study, we investigated the leaf anatomy and the composition of volatiles in Myrrhinium atropurpureum var. atropurpureum endemic to Rio de Janeiro restingas. Particularly, leaf secretory structures were described using light microscopy, and histochemical tests were performed from fresh leaves to localize the secondary metabolites. To observe(More)
This paper proposes a new interpretation for primary thickening in monocotyledons. The anatomy of the vegetative organs of the following species was examined: Cephalostemon riedelianus (Rapataceae), Cyperus papyrus (Cyperaceae), Lagenocarpus rigidus, L. junciformis (Cyperaceae), Echinodorus paniculatus (Alismataceae) and Zingiber officinale (Zingiberaceae).(More)
Fully developed leaves of Cryptochloa capillata (Swallen) Soderstrom, Raddia brasilienses Bertol and Pharus lappulaceus Aublet (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) were collected at Restinga de Jacarepiá, Environment Proctection Area of Massambaba, county of Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and studied by optical microscope. Leaf anatomy is described in(More)
Luziola comprises nine monoecious, aquatic species and has its center of diversity in South America. Due to the morphological similarities among Luziola species in the vegetative stage, the micromorphology and anatomy of the leaf blade of five Luziola species were studied to survey potentially useful features for taxon identification. Oryzoid silica bodies;(More)
Plant leaves are commonly used in folk medicine and food industry. Their volatile composition is an important determinant in such applications. However, to properly assess the quality of volatiles, proper analytic tools must be utilised. Accordingly, the static headspace technique was used to evaluate the main volatiles emitted from in vitro-grown Alpinia(More)
Large elongated glands occur on Cercideae leaf surfaces. Leaves of Bauhinia (55 taxa, 53 species), Cercis (1 species), Phanera (1 species), Piliostigma (2 species), Schnella (19 species) and Tylosema (1 species) were observed to determine location and relative number of glands. They were only observed on the abaxial leaf surface of 42 Bauhinia taxa. The(More)
Alpinia zerumbet plantlets were cultured in vitro in MS medium supplemented with growth regulators, including IAA, TDZ and BAP. Using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), the production of rutin, kaempferol-3-O-glucuronide, and kaempferol-3-O-rutinoside was evaluated, based on leaf hydroalcoholic extracts of three-month-old plantlets. The relative(More)
Allagoptera arenaria (Arecaceae), commonly known as “guriri,” is a palm that occurs only along the sandy coastal environments of Brazil. This work carries out a thorough analysis of A. arenaria leaf anatomy, including histochemistry and micromorphology, with special emphasis on leaf epicuticular waxes. Several common features of palms were identified, as(More)
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