Proceedings: Plant Sciences

, Volume 94, Issue 4–6, pp 655–661 | Cite as

Typology and taxonomic value of foliar sclereids in the Proteaceae III.Petrophile R. Br. ex Knight

  • T Ananda Rao
  • Swapna Chakraborti
  • Silpi Das


The present study has revealed that 24 out of 39 taxa ofPetrophile possess diverse types of sclereids. Further, it is observed that similar types of sclereids are present at the various sectional levels as recognised by Bentham. Their morphological aspects and systematic applicability have been discussed.


Foliar sclereids typology Petrophile Proteaceae 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Bentham G 1870Flora Australiensis (London: Lovell Reeve and Co.)Google Scholar
  2. Jonsson B 1878-79 Bidrag till Kannedomen om bladets anatomiska byggnad hos Proteaceerna;Acta Univ. Lund 15 1–54Google Scholar
  3. Metcalfe C R and Chalk L 1950Anatomy of the dicotyledons (Oxford: Clarendon press) Vols 1 and 2Google Scholar
  4. Rao T A and Bhattacharya J 1978 A review on foliar sclereids in angiosperms;Bull. Bot. surv. India 20 91–99Google Scholar
  5. Rao T A and Bhupal O P 1973 Typology of sclereids;Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. B77 41–55Google Scholar
  6. Rao T A and Das S 1979 Leaf sclereids—occurrence and distribution in the angiosperms.;Bot. Not. 132 319–324Google Scholar
  7. Rao T A and Das S 1981 Typology and taxonomic value of foliar sclereids in the Proteaceae 1.Isopogon R. Br.Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Plant Sci.) 90 31–42Google Scholar
  8. Rao T A and Naidu T R B 1981 On the epidermal fibre-like sclereids in the two sibling genera of the Poaceae;Curr. Sci. 50 958–959Google Scholar
  9. Solereder H 1908Systematic anatomy of the dicotyledons (Oxford: Clarendon Press)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Indian Academy of Sciences 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • T Ananda Rao
    • 1
  • Swapna Chakraborti
    • 1
  • Silpi Das
    • 2
  1. 1.Botany DepartmentBangalore UniversityBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Botanical Survey of IndiaHowrahIndia

Personalised recommendations