Published: 2017-12-29

Morphology and anatomy: leaf, petiole and seed of Disospyros kaki Thunb. (Ebenaceae)

Niroj Paudel, Kweon Heo


Background: Disospyros Kaki Thunb. is native in Asia has fleshy fruit. The anatomy of leaf, petiole and seed coat is the additional role for the phylogeny of the plant.

Methods: Plant material was Dipospyros Kaki Thunb. was selected and the experiment was done using the resin methods. For epidermal cell and stomata, we peeled the epidermal layer after that photograph was taken.  

Results: Presence of trichome hair, the density of stomata, bicollatrol type of vascular bundle, testal layer, seed xylem were the distinguishing characteristics of the plant which focus on the Ebenaceae.

Conclusions: Presence of trichome and vascular bundle is importance for the phylogeny of the plant. 


Anatomy, Ebenaceae, Resin, Seed coat, Vascular bundle

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