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Published in Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Vol. LXIII, Issue 1
Written by Vasilica LUCHIAN, Gabriela (IORDACHE) TEODOSIU

The Cucurbitaceae family is one of the most important plant families worldwide. It includes the largest number of wellknown plants used for human food and medicinal purposes. Some of the important plants that have been studied are cultivated in Romania - Momordica charantia L., Cucumis metuliferus E. Mey. Ex Naud. and Luffa cylindrica (L.) Roem (syn L. aegyptiaca Mill.). We compared the stem anatomy of three representative Cucurbitaceae members. We found similarities in the arrangement and distribution of cells and tissues in the organs under investigation. The detailed anatomy of the three species is presented in this paper. Comparative anatomical studies of the three species, with variations in the number of tissues, is shown together for the first time. This study is, therefore, based on the principles that research anatomy has played a major role in the identification, characterization and delimitation of botanical taxonomic features.

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