Chaffey, N (1983) 'Epidermal structure in the ligule of rice (Oryza sativa L.).' Annals of Botany, 52 (1). pp. 13-21. ISSN 0305-7364

Official URL:


The structure of the abaxial epidermis of the ligule of rice (Oryza sativa L.) as seen in the light and scanning electron microscope is described. Long cells, silica cells, cork cells, prickle hairs, microhairs and stomata-like structures were found. Reasons for considering these latter structures to be true stomata are given. Results of an X-ray analysis for silicon are presented and the distribution of silica discussed in relation to its functional role in the ligule.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2015 12:38
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 14:12
Request a change to this item or report an issue Request a change to this item or report an issue
Update item (repository staff only) Update item (repository staff only)