Trichomes and Stomata of Nyctanthes leaf under foldscope

Nyctanthes plant has quadrangular stem bearing simple leaves that are ovate in shape with serrated margins. The surface is rough and glabrous.

2 types of hairs – Unicellular trichomes  and glandular hairs situated in slight depressions in leaves were noticed in the epidermal peel. Anomocytic stomata were also clearly visible under foldscope.

 

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