Year 2016, Volume 5 , Issue 1, Pages 23 - 30 2016-05-13

Morpho-anatomical investigations on Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae)

İlham Eröz Poyraz [1] , Cülasfi Derdovski [2]


Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae) used for some medicinal purposes like antidiabetic, anticancer, antiviral and treat to gastritis was investigated. Morphological studies were supported by morphometric measurements and drawings of male and female flowers, fruit and seeds of the species. In anatomical studies, cross sections of stem and leaf, upper and lower surface sections of leaves were evaluated. It was detected that the stem with typical anatomical properties of a climbing dicotyl plant. The leaves were amphistotamic and with lots of cyctoliths on the lower surface of leaves. Stomata are anomocytic and situated much more at the lower surface of leaves. 

Morpho-anatomical investigations on Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae)*

Momordica charantia L., morphology, anatomy
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Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: İlham Eröz Poyraz

Author: Cülasfi Derdovski

Dates

Publication Date : May 13, 2016

Bibtex @ { aubtdc257976, journal = {Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology C - Life Sciences and Biotechnology}, issn = {2146-0264}, eissn = {2146-0213}, address = {}, publisher = {Eskişehir Teknik Üniversitesi}, year = {2016}, volume = {5}, pages = {23 - 30}, doi = {10.18036/btdc.68664}, title = {Morpho-anatomical investigations on Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae)}, key = {cite}, author = {Eröz Poyraz, İlham and Derdovski, Cülasfi} }
APA Eröz Poyraz, İ , Derdovski, C . (2016). Morpho-anatomical investigations on Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae). Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology C - Life Sciences and Biotechnology , 5 (1) , 23-30 . DOI: 10.18036/btdc.68664
MLA Eröz Poyraz, İ , Derdovski, C . "Morpho-anatomical investigations on Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae)". Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology C - Life Sciences and Biotechnology 5 (2016 ): 23-30 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/aubtdc/issue/24339/257976>
Chicago Eröz Poyraz, İ , Derdovski, C . "Morpho-anatomical investigations on Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae)". Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology C - Life Sciences and Biotechnology 5 (2016 ): 23-30
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ISNAD Eröz Poyraz, İlham , Derdovski, Cülasfi . "Morpho-anatomical investigations on Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae)". Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology C - Life Sciences and Biotechnology 5 / 1 (May 2016): 23-30 . https://doi.org/10.18036/btdc.68664
AMA Eröz Poyraz İ , Derdovski C . Morpho-anatomical investigations on Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae). Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology C - Life Sciences and Biotechnology. 2016; 5(1): 23-30.
Vancouver Eröz Poyraz İ , Derdovski C . Morpho-anatomical investigations on Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae). Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology C - Life Sciences and Biotechnology. 2016; 5(1): 30-23.