A succulent houseplant- Pepromia under foldscope

There is an evergreen, succulent plant – Pepromia growing in a pot in my courtyard. I observed safranin stained transverse sections of the stem to observe its vascular bundles arranged in a ring under the foldscope. Epidermal peel of the leaf revealed irregular cells with presence of secondary metabolites and some aqueous sap filled cells. Stomata with large 3-4 guard cells were also observed. The leaf sap however was not very clear.


Pepromia plant with succulent leaves and thick stem


Transverse section of stem showing cells


Leaf cells and stomata under foldscope

Leaf sap as seen under foldscope



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