• Trichomes occurring on floral parts in some Indian and African species ofCrotalaria

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      Trichomes; Papilionaceae; Crotalaria

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      Structure of the trichomes occurring on floral parts is described in eighteen species ofCrotalaria. On the basis of structure they are classified into 9 types of which ontogeny of four types has been studied. Organographic distribution of each type is given. The four hair types of which ontogeny was studied, all develop from a single initial cell. Most of the hairs can be used for specific delineation although they show less variations. A key for the identification of the species on the basis of the trichomes studied is given.

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      Mohini Gupta1 2

      1. Botany Department, Institute of Advanced Studies, Meerut University, Meerut - 250 010, India
      2. Department of Botany, Multanimal Modi (Post-graduate) College, Modinagar - 201 204, India
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