Pollen morphological studies on selected species of Jatropha L. through light microscopy from Hyderabad, Telangana State.
Keywords:Pollen characters, Jatropha species, Taxonomy, crude/raw drugs, Traditional medicine, Hyderabad
Pollen morphology is one of the important tools for taxonomic studies and helps in the identification of medicinal plants. Pollen characterization of four species of Jatropha viz., Jatropha gossypifolia, Jatropha integerrima, Jatropha multifida, and Jatropha podagrica. collected from Greater Hyderabad of Telangana State, India during 2022-23 was carried out by using Light Microscope (LM). The pollen types looked similar but varied in size and shape. The pollen grains are spheroidal to circular, isopolar and radially symmetrical. Grains are inapertutate/omniaperturate with surface showing crotonoid pattern. The plants studied in the present work were known for their medicinal use having anti-inflammatory, antidiarrheal, antiophidian, analgesic, antipyretic, antimicrobial, healing, antianemic, antidiabetic, and antihemorrhagic activities and most important in traditional system of medicine.
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