Pharmaconostical invesigation on Trianthema portulacastrum Linn stem [Red variety]Author(s): G. Balamurugan, P. Muthusamy
The present study deals with the pharmacognostical investigation on Trianthema portulacastrum Linn stem[Red Variety]. Some of the diagnostic characters of the stem were the presence disintegrated pith cavity, tangentially stretched islands of phloem located within the secondary xylem called Âincluded phloemÂ or Âintra xylary phloemÂ. The powdermicroscopical studies revealed the presence of vessel elements, which are long, narrow and cylindrical with scalariform lateral wall thickenings. Physio chemical parameters were also determined as per standard methods.