The systematic implications of leaf micromorphological characteristics in the tribe Neillieae (Spiraeoideae, Rosaceae)

  title={The systematic implications of leaf micromorphological characteristics in the tribe Neillieae (Spiraeoideae, Rosaceae)},
  author={Jun-Ho Song and Suk-Pyo Hong},
A comparative study of the leaf epidermal micromorphology in the tribe Neillieae (Neillia: 4 species, 4 varieties; Physocarpus: 5 species; Stephanandra: 2 species) was carried out using scanning electron microscopy in order to evaluate the taxonomic and systematic implications of these characteristics. The leaves of the genera Neillia and Stephanandra were hypostomatic, whereas those of P. monogynus, P. opulifolius were amphistomatic. The range of the size of the stomata is 12.02−34.39 × 10.76… 
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