Description Anatomical study of Dodonaea viscosa in Iraq

AL-Aani, Mazin N, AL-Hadeethi, Muazaz A., AL-Anbari, Aseel,K., Abd-AL-Gabar, Dina A.


Dodonaea viscosa Linn. is a woody species from Sapindaceae, used as antibacterial, pain relieving antiviral, calming, antiulcer and cancer prevention agent in folk medicine. This study has aimed to contribute to the anatomical identification the anatomy of leaves also identification the important compositions in the cell of plant parts.

The results shown the stomata shape in Dodonaea viscosa was anomocytic type and the mesophyll type is bifacial, also the vascular bundle is large and concentric. The xylem and phloem appeared in a ring shape so can see the druses crystals and the oil cavities was very clear in the epidermis of leaf, the petioles have a special shape look like the bird with long wing from the one side and small wing from the other side in the transverse section.

Keywords: Anatomy Dodonaea, , Sapindaceae, Dodonaea viscosa .

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