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Anatomical structure of stems of some species of Trifolium L. in correspondence with the systematics and ecology

Abstract

Natalya V Shkuratova

The article discusses the results of a comparative study of the anatomy of the stems of 4 Trifolium L. species. Complexes of stem anatomical characteristics which can be applied for species diagnostic are described. Anatomy of T. arvense, T. medium and T. montanum shows xerophytic features aimed on desiccation resistance, manifested in three directions: increased functions of epidermal tissue, enhanced development of mechanical tissues, increased development of water conducting system.

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