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Table 3 Leaf epidermal characters of all morpho-types in summary

From: Identification among morphologically similar Argyreia (Convolvulaceae) based on leaf anatomy and phenetic analyses

Name Adaxial epidermis Abaxial epidermis
Stomatal index (S.I.)a Epidermal cell wall Cuticle Stomatal type Non glandular trichome and length (µm) Density of trichome Stomatal index (S.I.)a Epidermal cell wall Cuticle Stomatal type Non glandular trichome and length (µm) Density of trichome
A. breviscapa 8.92 ± 2.76 Str-cur Striated Ani-para LS = 546–820
SS = 311–440
+ 24.92 ± 3.35 Str-cur Striated Ani-para LS = 569–1291
SS = 249–487
++
A. breviscapa 13.68 ± 4.45 Str-cur Striated Ani-para LS = 563–981
SS = 296–444
+ 25.33 ± 6.87 Str-cur Striated Para LS = 1053–1499
SS = 217–462
++
A. kerrii 2.42 ± 1.45 Str-cur Striated Para LS = 512–738
SS = 280–402
++ 22.87 ± 3.63 Sinuate Striated Para LS and SC
NT
+++
A. suddeeana 6.04 ± 2.23 Str-cur Striated Ani-para LS = 515–945
SS = 128–410
+ 26.84 ± 6.77 Sinuate Striated Para LS = 583–1599
SS = 110–451
+++
A. suddeeana 7.19 ± 3.14 Str-cur Striated Ani-para LS = 525–1037
SS = 149–313
+ 25.70 ± 1.39 Sinuate Striated Para LS = 667–1478
SS = 172–446
+++
A. variabilis 3.54 ± 1.05 Str-cur Striated Para LS = 565–1100
SS = 155–478
+ 33.21 ± 6.65 Str-cur Striated Para LS = 796–1616
SS = 259–440
+++
A. variabilis 0.58 ± 1.32 Str-cur Striated Para LS = 665–1295
SS = 145–420
+ 25.46 ± 4.10 Str-cur Striated Para LS = 948–1625
SS = 206–432
+++
Argyreia 1 4.37 ± 2.05 Sinuate Striated Ani-para LS = 572–1042
SS = 142–391
+ 22.22 ± 3.88 Sinuate Striated Para LS = 617–1583
SS = 207–434
+++
Argyreia 2 5.21 ± 2.18 Str-cur Striated Ani-para LS = 528–1073
SS = 197–428
+ 27.68 ± 3.85 Sinuate Striated Para LS = 708–1496
SS = 154–310
+++
Argyreia 2 10.71 ± 4.13 Str-cur Striated Ani-para LS = 548–903
SS = 183–363
+ 29.56 ± 3.08 Sinuate Striated Para LS = 713–1673
SS = 173–305
+++
Argyreia 2 9.56 ± 1.32 Str-cur Striated Ani-para LS = 551–1304
SS = 131–306
+ 25.00 ± 2.77 Sinuate Striated Para LS = 884–1994
SS = 144–424
+++
Argyreia 2 8.03 ± 2.47 Str-cur Striated Ani-para LS = 544–824
SS = 173–390
+ 24.42 ± 6.45 Sinuate Striated Para LS = 685–1452
SS = 144–359
++
Argyreia 2 9.49 ± 4.75 Str-cur Striated Ani-para LS = 523–945
SS = 160–318
+ 25.00 ± 3.46 Sinuate Striated Para LS = 661–1497
SS = 148–386
++
  1. NT numerous trichome, Str-cur straight to slightly curved, Ani-para anisocytic and paracytic, Para paracytic, 10X trichome density, + 1‒5 trichomes, ++ 6‒10 trichomes, +++ more than 10 trichomes, LS large straight trichome, SS small straight trichome, SC small curly trichome
  2. aMean ± SD