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A procedure for standardizing comparative leaf anatomy in the Poaceae. II. The epidermis as seen in surface view

R. P. Ellis
Bothalia | Vol 12, No 4 | a1441 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v12i4.1441 | © 1979 R. P. Ellis | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 November 1979 | Published: 12 November 1979

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R. P. Ellis, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agricultural Technical Services, South Africa

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Descriptive “keys”, including definitions and explanatory diagrams, are given for the standardization and simplification of anatomical descriptions of the epidermides of grass leaf blades as seen in surface view. About 340 characters of the epidermis are included with ample room for expansion. Notes on variation and taxonomic importance of the characters are also included.


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