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Leaf Anatomy of The Medicinal Plant Youngia Japonica (L.) DC

Abdul Rashid, Zainab Sholehah and Che Amri, Che Nurul Aini and Shahari, Rozilawati (2021) Leaf Anatomy of The Medicinal Plant Youngia Japonica (L.) DC. In: Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants and Spices XVII (2021), Virtual. (Unpublished)

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Leaf anatomical and micromorphological studies were accomplished on species of Youngia japonica under the Asteraceae family. In North America, people consume this wild plant as salad in their healthy diet. The whole plant is edible and eat up by people in the past during famine years. Chinese had been using this plant to cure the throat, to help to cleanse the blood, to cure diarrhea, mastitis, shingles or bruises because of the sprain. Since there is no comprehensive study for taxonomic study of Y. japonica in Kuantan yet, thus this study aims to find out and examine the leaf anatomical and micromorphological characteristics that can be used as complete guidance for the identification and additional data for the classification of species studied. The methods involved in leaf anatomy including the cross section for petiole, midrib, lamina and margin by using a sliding microtome, clearing of venation by using basic fuchsin and epidermal peel methods by using Jeffrey solution. The micromorphology of the leaf was observed under Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Zeiss Model EVO 50. The result of this study showed the characteristics of leaf anatomy and micromorphology for Y. japonica that including the type of vascular bundle, venation, stomata, wax and trichomes of the species. In conclusion, the findings of this study have shown that the anatomical and micromorphological characteristics have their taxonomic value and can be useful in identification, differentiation, and classification at the species level.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: leaf anatomy, leaf micromorphology, Youngia japonica, Asteraceae, medicinal plant
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Plant Science
Depositing User: Dr Che Nurul Aini Che Amri
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2021 08:52
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2021 08:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93861

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