College – Vellalar College for Women (Autonomous), Erode.
Principal Investigator – Dr. S. Sharmila
Project Assistant – E.K. Ramya, S.Mownika.
With the help of foldscope I have observed the anatomical characters of Rauvolfia serpentina and Acacia caesia stem and also studied the trichome morphology.
Anatomy – 1
Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Benth.
Rauvolfia serpentina commonly called as snakewood belongs to the family Apocynaceae.
- Indian snakeroot has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine in India, mainly for high blood pressure and mental illness.
Anatomy – 2
Acacia caesia (L.) Willd.
Acacia caesia belongs to the family Mimosaceae and it is commonly called as Black catechu.
- The anatomical characters was observed using Foldscope research tool.
- The Foldscope studies revealed the presence of uniseriate glandular hairs, fibres, chambered crystals, vasicentric vessels and fusiform parenchyma cells.