Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An Internationl Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

E-ISSN: 2349-1183 P-ISSN: 2349-9265
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2017, VOLUME 4 ISSUE 1Pages: 37-48

Systematic wood anatomy of the tribes Euphorbieae and Hippomanieae (Euphorbiodeae, Euphorbiaceae) from India

Prem Prakash Jangid*, Soumana Datta, Sandeep Yadav and Sangeeta Gupta
*Wood Anatomy Discipline, Botany Division, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India
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Abstract:
The present paper deals with detailed wood microstructure of 9 species belonging to six genera covering tribe Hippomaneae and Euphorbieae of the subfamily Euphorbiodeae (Euphorbiaceae). The study mainly focused on the systematic implication of wood anatomy to the subfamily, also ecological and evolutionary aspects were evaluated. Wood microstructure of the tribe Hippomaneae was found to be homogeneous considerably while Euphorbieae was heterogeneous to certain extent reflecting upon unnatural classification of the tribe. All the genera showed high vulnerability and mesomorphy reflecting adaptation to mesic environment. An identification key has been developed based on constant wood anatomical properties.
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