Morphological differentiation and distribution of non-glandular and glandular trichomes on Dracocephalum moldavicum L. shoots

Elżbieta Weryszko-Chmielewska, Marta Dmitruk
2012 Acta Agrobotanica  
The structure, micromorphology and distribution of trichomes on <i>Dracocephalum moldavicum</i> L. shots were investigated using light and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). There were distinguished 3 types of non-glandular trichomes, 3 types of glandular trichomes and papillae of the osmophore in the epidermis of the corolla. The highest density of non-glandular and glandular trichomes was found on the abaxial surface of the calyx, on bracts and in the upper part of the stem. Structural
more » ... ions in the head and stalk of long glandular trichomes were demonstrated. The dimensions of particular types of trichomes are given in the present paper. Differences in the structure of the trichomes of this species are presented, compared to literature data. The micromorphology of particular trichome types is documented in numerous photographs showing the rich ornamentation of the cuticle of non-glandular trichomes.
doi:10.5586/aa.2010.002 fatcat:2aehjyhxenfwnahvxom2hvv73y