SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.38 issue4Bryophytes from a remnant of Atlantic Forest in the municipality of Ubajara, Ceará State, BrazilPollen flora of "Reserva do Parque Estadual das Fontes do Ipiranga" (São Paulo, Brazil): Family: 136-Solanaceae author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links



On-line version ISSN 2236-8906


LUJAN, María Claudia; MORERO, Rita  and  BARBOZA, Gloria Estela. Epidermal studies in medicinal ferns and lycophytes from Córdoba Province, Argentina. Hoehnea [online]. 2011, vol.38, n.4, pp.609-660. ISSN 2236-8906.

An epidermal analysis of vegetative and reproductive organs of 28 medicinal ferns from Córdoba Province (Argentina) has been carried out. The objectives were: a) to characterize in detail the epidermis of the organs; b) to contribute to the delimitation at specific level in cases of close morphological similarities; c) to provide additional information for a quality control of the commercialized ferns. Hair types, scales, microscales, respiratory structures, and epidermal cells features are described in detail. For each taxon, a description with illustrations and photographs are provided. Trichomes and type of stomata are novel data for some taxa. From a taxonomical point of view, indument and stomata types were the most significant characters to differentiate the taxa. The contribution to the quality control is summarized in the differential key and the iconography that allow the identification of a vegetal drug when it is fragmented or powered.

Keywords : hairs; microscales; quality control; scales; stomata.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License