Taxonomic Significance of Anatomical Characters of Different Species From Family Brassicaceae in Iraq

Abstract

In this investigation stripped off epidermis and anatomy of leaf and stem of four wild plant species ( Lepaleum filifolium (Willd) DC.; Malcolmia africana (L.) ; Matthiola longipetala (Vent) DC. and Neotorularia torulosa (Desf) ) from Hesperideae and Matthioleae ( Brassicaceae) were studied . N. torulosa was reported here for the first time from Iraq and its characters were compared with that of other species studied . The study revealed the significance of trichomes ; stomata and internal structure of leaves and stems in separating between species investigated .