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Comparative bark anatomical studies of Tecomella undulata (Rohitaka) with its adulterant taxa

Nagaraju V., Manipal K., Madhava Chetty K.


This study aimed to compare and characterize stem bark anatomy of Tecomella undulata (Rohitaka), a potent medicinal plant with its adulterant taxa. Our field survey and the microscopic study revealed that Rohitaka is being adultered and substituted with its allied taxa in the crude drug market. Photographs and Comparative note of original taxon (Rohitaka - Tecomella undulata) with habitat, Flowers, Bark sections were presented here for ease of identification.


Rohitaka; Tecomella undulata; Bark anatomy; adulteration

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