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Microstructural and histochemical characteristics of Lycium barbarum L. fruits used in folk herbal medicine and as functional food

Lycium barbarum L. fruits, referred to as functional food, have long been used in traditional and folk herbal medicine due to their therapeutic properties. The fruit microstructure was analysed using light, scanning and transmission electron microscopes. The distribution of bioactive compounds in drupe tissues was assessed with histochemical and fluorescence assays. The analysis...

Differences in the fruit structure and the location and content of bioactive substances in Viburnum opulus and Viburnum lantana fruits

Many Viburnum species are popular ornamental shrubs and, simultaneously, highly valued medicinal plants as a source of many bioactive compounds, including antioxidants. Viburnum bark, flowers, and fruits are widely used in traditional and folk medicine, and the fruits of some species are used as cooking ingredients. The knowledge of the microstructure of Viburnum fruits and the...

Comparative micromorphology and anatomy of flowers and floral secretory structures in two Viburnum species

In entomogamous plants, the presence and function of floral secretory structures, whose main role is to attract pollinators, is strictly associated with the pollination ecology and hence the reproductive success of the plant. The aims of the present paper were to analyse the micromorphology and anatomy of flower nectaries and stigmas in Viburnum opulus and V. lantana and to...

Comparison of the structure of floral nectaries in two Euonymus L. species (Celastraceae)

Agata Konarska 0 ) Department of Botany, Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, University of Life Sciences in Lublin , Akademicka 15, 20-950 Lublin , Poland The inconspicuous Euonymus

The structure of the fruit peel in two varieties of Malus domestica Borkh. (Rosaceae) before and after storage

Agata Konarska Handling Editor: Hanns H. Kassemeyer 0 ) Department of Botany, University of Life Sciences , Akademicka 15, 20-950 Lublin, Poland The structure of fruit peel of two apple varieties

Flower nectary structure in Cornus alba L.

Agata Konarska 0 0 A. Konarska (&) Department of Botany, University of Life Sciences in Lublin , Akademicka 15, 20-950 Lublin, Poland The structure of the floral nectaries of Cornus alba was