Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part C (2017)
Comparative morphology and stem anatomical studies of genus Stereospermum cham. (Bignoniaceae) in Kerala
Author(s): Anish Babu VB and VT Antony
Abstract: Anatomical studies of the stem of three species of Stereospermum viz., Stereospermum suaveolens, Stereospermum colais, Stereospermum colais var shendurunii coming under Bignoniaceae were carried out and compared. The genus Stereospermum is one of the medicinal plants in Dasamula, which is extensively utilized for the preparation of various Ayurvedic formulations. Three species are commonly known as pathiri or padal in different localities. After taxonomic confirmation, stem anatomy of the three species of Stereospermum as per standard procedures was carried out. These species are distinct in their morphology and stem anatomical characters. Diagnostic keys were prepared, which can be used as a taxonomic tool for the delimitation of the species coming under Stereospermum as well as to ascertain the identity of pathiri.
How to cite this article:
Anish Babu VB and VT Antony. Comparative morphology and stem anatomical studies of genus Stereospermum cham. (Bignoniaceae) in Kerala. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2017; 5(5): 177-181.