African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 780

Full Length Research Paper

Morpho-anatomical characters of Zehneria capillacea (Schumach) C. Jeffrey and Zehneria scabra (L.F.) Sond Cucurbitaceae

Josephine Agogbua
  • Josephine Agogbua
  • Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, P.M.B. 5323, Choba, Rivers State, Nigeria.
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Chimezie Ekeke*
  • Chimezie Ekeke*
  • Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, P.M.B. 5323, Choba, Rivers State, Nigeria.
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Bosa Ebenezer Okoli
  • Bosa Ebenezer Okoli
  • Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, P.M.B. 5323, Choba, Rivers State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 03 April 2015
  •  Accepted: 12 October 2015
  •  Published: 30 December 2015


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