African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 761

Full Length Research Paper

Taxonomic significance of the vegetative anatomy of members of genera Colocasia (L.) Schott and Xanthosoma (L.) Schott in the family Araceae

Oluwabunmi Okerinmola Arogundade
  • Oluwabunmi Okerinmola Arogundade
  • Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
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Olubukola Adedeji
  • Olubukola Adedeji
  • Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 30 January 2019
  •  Accepted: 14 March 2019
  •  Published: 30 April 2019

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