Artículos de revistas
Morphological, anatomical and histochemical characterization of Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) JF Macbr. (Lythraceae)
Acta Botanica Brasilica. Soc Botanica Brasil, v. 25, n. 2, n. 517, n. 527, 2011.
(Morphological, anatomical and histochemical characterization of Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr. (Lythraceae)). Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr. is an herb, which occurs preferably in wet places. Amongst other species of the genus, C. carthagenensis is distinguished for its great chemical potential and frequent use in popular medicine. In this study the morphological and anatomical structures were identified, as well as the histochemical characterization was done. Samples of root, stem and leaves were collected from adult plants. This material was processed for anatomical and histochemical analysis in light microscopy and for morphological analysis, in scanning electron microscopy Important morphological and anatomical considerations were added for C. carthagenensis, such as: the occurrence of aerenchymatous phellem with suberized layers; the types of trichomes present in the vegetative organs, the characterization of secretory trichomes, as well as the secreted substances. The groups of secondary metabolites presents in the root, stem and leaf of C. carthagenensis with more intense histochemical reaction were: proanthocyanidins, phenolic compounds, acids polysaccharides (mucilage especially) and lipids.252517527