Vol. 1 No. 1 (2024): Volume 1, Issue 1, Year 2024

Influence of Maceration Technique and Anatomical Description of. L. Juss. ex Kunth - (Family Bignoniaceae)

Arul Sheeba Rani M
Department of Botany, Nirmala College for Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2024-04-05


  • Tecoma Stans,
  • Plant Anatomy,
  • Maceration,
  • Anatomical Profiles,
  • Environmental Pollutions


Tecoma stans belongs to the family Bignoniaceae which invader that out competes natural flora and grassland. It is also said to be a modifier species which decreases biodiversity and abolishes natural esources. To validate the effect of maceration technique on the stem tissues of the plant, it is done maceration with proper method and separated tissues were analyzed through microscope. The anatomical study reveals the stem anatomy which is consists of outer most layer is epidermis it is uniseriate, cuticularized and parenchymatous. Maceration technique exposes the anatomical information regarding the simple and complex tissue system of Tecoma stans L.Juss.Kunth. and analyzed parenchyma, collenchyma and schlerenchyma tissues which is coming under simple tissues and complex tissue including xylem tracheids and xylem fibres in detail. The present research work has been carried out to make a clear knowledge on systematic position and general morphological features of Tecoma stans L. Juss. ex.Kunth. The structure of tissues is examined by using the process of tissue disintegration by maceration. Anatomical changes that occurred in the plant has been assessed clearly which may happen due to the effect of pollution. By the study, it is helpful for the comparative anatomical profiles of tissues present in Tecoma stans L. Juss.ex. Kunth. With any other plants and also variation which may occur due to certain environmental changes. The environmental pollutions like air pollution directly   reflects on the anatomical status of plants. These kind of anatomical studies helps to identify the effect of such pollutions and their consequences in plants.


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