Comparative Basic Pharmacognostic Studies of Three Murdanniaspecies (Family Commelinaceae)Surasit Yaodoung

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Tarinee Subphala
Srisomporn Preeprame
Supatra Porasuphatana
Thaweesak Thitimetharoch


The comparative basic pharmacognostic studies for three Murdanniaspecies (Family Commelinaceae), M. bracteata, M. loriformisand M. nudiflora, were conducted by using methods of diagnostic microscopic studies (leaf scraping and leaf clearing) and phytochemical methods (physico-chemical value and thin-layer chromatography). Cutin pattern and macro-hairs are distinguished epidermal microscopic characters among the species. The differences of total phenolic contents and thin-layer chromatogram are supported the  identification.

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