GEOLINKS International Conference 2021, Book 1
STUDIES ON THE MORPHO-ANATOMICAL PARTICULARITIES OF LYSIMACHIA NUMMULARIA L.
Suciu Felicia, Arcuș Mariana, Roșca Adrian Cosmin, Bucur Laura, Popescu Antoanela, Badea Victoria
The objective of the study was the histo-anatomical analysis of the root, stem and leaf belonging to the species Lysimachia nummularia L. from the Primulaceae family.
The plant is native to Europe, but has been introduced to North America, where it is considered an invasive species in some areas. It aggressively spreads in favourable conditions, such as low wet ground or near ponds. It is moderately difficult to remove by hand pulling. Any tiny piece left behind will regrow. The research results led to the following assessments: root with primary structure and beginning of secondary structure, the presence of calcium oxalate druze in the bark, endoderm and primary type conducting bundles. The results of the study also demonstrated the existence of the stem with four prominent ribs, a meatic-type bark with small secretory channels and a central cylinder with a secondary structure. Another element studied from a histo-anatomical point of view; leaf with dorsi-ventral bifacial structure, with heterogeneous asymmetrical structure, collateral free-woody bundle, without periectors. From the morpho-anatomical data described, it can be concluded that the species Lysimachia nummularia L. belongs to the family Primulaceae and is related to other species of the genus Lysimachia.
Lysimachia, Primulaceae, microscopy, vegetative organs