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THE

Journal of Indian Botany.

Vol. I. APRIL, 1920. No. 8.

THE PHYSIOLOGICAL ANATOMY OF THE

PLANTS OF THE INDIAN DESERT

BY

T. S. Sabnis, B.A., M.Sc.

St. Xavier's College, Bombay.

{Continued from p. 107.)


PAPILlONACEAE-(Contd).

Crotalaria Medicaginea Law.— Figs. 102, 103. Epidermal cells tabular. Mesophyll bifacial. Veins embedded and enclosed in bundle-sheaths. Tannin sacs found near the veins. External glands absent. Assimilatory tissue in the axis parenchy-matous. Pericycle formed of stone-cells. Medullary rays uniseriato. Pith formed of thin-walled cells.

Indigofera linifolia Bets, — Epidermal cells tabular. Meso- phyll isobilateral ; Veins embedded and enclosed in bundle-sheaths. Tannin sacs in the middle of fcha mesophyll, in cortex and pith. Clothing hairs in the form of two-armed trichomes. External glands absent. Assimilatory tissue in the axis chlorenchymatous. Pericycle formed of bast fibres. Medullary rays uniseriate. Pith formed of thin walled cells.

Indigofera cordifolia Heync— Figs. 104, 105. Epidermal cells tabular. Mesophyll isobilateral. Veins embedded and enclosed in bundle-sheaths. Tannin sacs in the middle of the mesophyll, in cortex and pith. Clothing hairs in the form of two-armed trichomes. External glands absent. Assimilatory tissue in the axis chlorenchymatous. Pericycle formed of bast fibres. Medullary rays uniseriate. Pith formed of thin-walled cells.

Indigofera paucifolia Del— Figs. 106, 107. Epidermal cells tabular, Mesophyll isobilateral. Veins embedded and enclosed in bundle-sheaths. Tannin sacs in the palisade tissue, in cortex and pith. Clothing hairs in the form of two«armed trichomes. External