Leaf Epidermal Anatomical Characters and Anatomical Tools for Systematical Studies of Some Medicinally Important Angiospermic Families

Zubaida Yousaf, PhD, Afifa Younas and Arusa Aftab (Editors)
Department of Botany, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: NAT026000

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Nowadays, the world is turning toward herbal medicine for health improvement. This system of medicine is not new; it has roots in the beginning of human civilization, perhaps as early as the time of the Neanderthals. Evidence of early herbal remediation dates back over 4,000 years ago; examples include the Chinese Empire (2800 BCE), Babylon (1770 BCE), and Ancient Egypt (1550 BCE). Islamic and Indian physicians also wrote many works prior to 1100 AD and the seals from the Harappan site in Pakistan (2000 BC) also indicate the use of plants.

The first step in quality control of botanical preparations is ensuring the correct identification of the plant intended for use. While there are several methods for identification, the most direct and least expensive is macroscopic identification. The foliar epidermis is one of the most striking taxonomic characteristics from the biosystematic point of view, and the taxonomic studies of a number of families are made on the basis of the leaf epidermis. The role of anatomical data in traditional taxonomy has been long recognized since the variations within the species, genera or a family is usually reflected in anatomical features as well. Leaf epidermal anatomical features such as stomata, trichomes and other characteristics are useful identification tools. Such characteristics in plants show great diversity and could be very effective for the resolution of existing taxonomic problems of medicinal plant species.
(Imprint: Nova)

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Acknowledgment

Chapter 1: Introduction to Leaf Anatomical Characters for Systematical Studies
(Z. Yousaf and N. Saleh, Department of Botany, Lahore College for Women University Lahore, Pakistan)

Chapter 2: Protocols for Leaf Epidermal Anatomical Studies
(A. Younas, I. Afzal and H. S. Ahmad, Department of Botany, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan)

Chapter 3: Important Leaf Epidermal Markers for Systematics of Medicinal Plant Species
(A. Aftab, Z.Tariq, M. Rashid and M. Khan, Department of Botany LCWU, Lahore, Pakistan)

Chapter 4: Taxonomic Evaluation of Family Euphorbiaceae on the basis of Leaf Epidermal Anatomical Characters
(Afifa Younas, Department of Botany, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan)

Chapter 5: Taxonomic Evaluation of Family Moraceae on the Basis of Leaf Epidermal Anatomical Characters
(H. A. Rehman and A. Ramzan, Department of Botany, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan)

Chapter 6: Taxonomic Evaluation of Family Fabaceae on the basis of Leaf Epidermal Anatomical Characters
(Zahra Fazal and Haleema Khalid, Department of Botany, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan)

Chapter 7: Taxonomic Evaluation of Family Poaceae from District Lahore based on Leaf Epidermal Anatomy Characters
(Sumaira Rani and N. R. Qamar, Department of Botany, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan)

Chapter 8: Taxonomic Evaluation of Trees based on Leaf Epidermal Anatomical Characters from Tropical and Subtropical Areas of Pakistan
(Faiza Khan and Arusa Aftab, Department of Botany, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan)

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