Leaf anatomy and biomineralization in Empetrum rubrum Valh ex Willd. (Ericaceae)

  title={Leaf anatomy and biomineralization in Empetrum rubrum Valh ex Willd. (Ericaceae)},
  author={M. Pepi and M. Arriaga and A. F. Zucol},
The present paper describes and illustrates features of Empetrum rubrum epidermis and transverse leaf section. It also describes and quantifies siliceous and calcium phytoliths.Biomineralization quantification is expressed as the media biomineral content (% from dry weight) with values of 1.58% ± 0.51 in silica phytoliths and 0.82% in calcicum phytoliths. E. rubrum is a native species from the austral end of South America. We here compare features of its leaf anatomy and biomineralization quali… Expand
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