African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 797

Full Length Research Paper

Anatomical characteristics of Nigerian variants of Caladium bicolor (Aiton) Vent. (Araceae)

Chimezie Ekeke
  • Chimezie Ekeke
  • Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
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Ikechukwu O. Agbagwa*
  • Ikechukwu O. Agbagwa*
  • Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 03 April 2016
  •  Accepted: 26 May 2016
  •  Published: 31 July 2016


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