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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2019, Volume : 11, Issue : 3
First page : ( 189) Last page : ( 192)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2019.00032.3

Powder Microscopic analysis on Leaf, Petiole, Stem and Root on Thespesia populnea (L.) Soland ex Correa

Muthukumar N., Veerappa N. Sami*

Department of Botany, Periyar EVR College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalii-620 023, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: prof.nsveerappa@gmail.com

Online published on 31 December, 2019.

Abstract

Thespesia populnea is a reputed ever green tree belonging to the family Malvaceae; commonly known as Indian tulip tree. The plant is distributed tropical regions and coastal forest in India. It is well known and all the parts are used in traditional system of medicine. The plant has been used as astringent, antibacterial, hepatoprotective, haemostatic, anti-diarrhoeal and anti-inflammatory. The scientific parameter is necessary to identify the exact plant material and to find its quality and purity. The present study deals with powder microscopically studies plant parts like leaf, petiole, stem and root. These studies indicated the possible information for correct identification and standardization of this plant material.

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Keywords

Thespesia populnea, leaf, petiole, stem and root, powder microscopy.

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