Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2016)
Study of leaf venation in some species of genus Bauhinia L.
Author(s): Snehali S Sutar and Rekha J Salunke
Abstract: The present study deals with the venation of 6 species of genus Bauhinia L. Bauhinia shows two types of venation: Actinodromous (B. recemosa L., B. roxburghiana Voigt.) and Campylodromous (B. hookeri, B. Blakeana, B. purpurea, B. variegata). The results showed the existence of leaf venation patterns based on number of veins, position of secondary veins, course, and vein islet number. This study emphasized the taxonomic importance of venation and its usefulness in classification in taxon. Species specific variations have been recorded with respect to shape of leaf, leaf apex and base in general and venation pattern in particular. Authentication key based on these variations has been formulated.
How to cite this article:
Snehali S Sutar and Rekha J Salunke. Study of leaf venation in some species of genus Bauhinia L.. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2016; 5(4): 122-124.