African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 728

Full Length Research Paper

Stem and leaf anatomy of ten Geranium L. species in Iran

Fahimeh Salimpour¹*, Ali Mazooji² and Samira Onsori³
  1Islamic Azad University, North Tehran Branch, Iran. 2Islamic Azad University, Roodehen Branch, Iran. 3Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 19 September 2009
  •  Published: 30 November 2009



An anatomical study on stem and leaf of ten species of Geranium has been performed in order to distinguish tuberous from rhizomatous species. Cross section of stem, number of palisade parenchyma, presence or absence of crystals and shape of epidermal cells in leaf are important characters to distinguish taxa.


Key words: Anatomy, Taxonomy, Geraniaceae, Iran.