Comparative Botanical Studies on Some Trifoliate Plants Belonging to the Subfamily Faboideae in Egypt

Document Type : Original Article


Dept. of Agricultural Botany, Fac. of Agric., Al-Azhar Univ., Cairo, Egypt.


Papilionoideae (Faboideae)isthe largest subfamily inthe family Leguminosae. The study occure on some trifoliate species belonging to this subfamily .The investigations include the morphological characters of the vesgetative organs(stems and leaves) beside the micromorphological features obtained from the examinations of the leaflets epidermis (cell walls shape,trichomes forms, stomatal types and the precense or absence of oxalate crystals)  .Also the study includes floral aspects and the type and shapes of fruits and seeds.  


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