HISTO-ANATOMICAL STUDIES ON THE VEGETATIVE AND REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS OF PELARGONIUM ROSEUM WILLD. (GERANIACEAE)

Ionela Carmen GÂLEA, Irina IELCIU, Gianina CRIŞAN, Mircea TĂMAŞ

Abstract


Pelargonium roseum Willd. is an herbaceous species, belonging to the Geraniaceae family, cultivated in Romania as an ornamental species. The present study aims to establish the identity of this species, by the microscopic analysis of the vegetative and reproductive organs. The main method used for the study of the species was optical microscopy. Macroscopic and microscopic characters of the vegetative (root, stem, leaf) and reproductive (flower) organs were identified. Data obtained in this study are important criteria for the identification of the species.

Keywords


Geraniaceae, macroscopic and microscopic characters, Pelargonium roseum Willd., vegetative and reproductive organs.

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