Anatomical investigations on root, stem, and leaf of Gentiana olivieri Griseb

Tuzun C. Y. , TOKER M. C. , Toker G.

PHARMACOGNOSY MAGAZINE, cilt.7, sa.25, ss.9-13, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 25
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/0973-1296.75877
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.9-13


Background: Gentiana olivieri Griseb. (Afat) (Gentianaceae), which has many bioactive compounds is used as antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, digestive aid, antidepressant, and antianemic in traditional medicine. Materials and Methods: Root, stem, and leaf sections of G. olivieri were taken free hand or by sliding microtome and examined on light microscope. Results: Anatomical characters of the species were observed to be similar to the usual features of Gentianaceae anatomy. Conclusion: Intraxylary phloem, which was primarily the distinguishing feature between Gentianoideae and Menyanthoideae sub-families was observed in G. olivieri roots.