Enumerate the microscopic characters of Turmeric.

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Answer: 
-T.S of turmeric rhizome has brick shaped parenchymatous cork which is of 4 to 6 layered. -Folled by cork there is cork cambium. -Cortex has parenchymatous cells which are thin and round in which vascular bundles are distributed unevenly. -Ground tissue consists of oleoiresin cells. -Vascular bundles in the pith region are arranged in form of discontinous ring under endodermis. -Starch grains are present in endodermis. Ref:-Pharmacognosy by C.K.Kokate, A.P.Purohit, S.B.Gokhale
Raghavendhra naveen Chennoju's picture

Answer: 
-T.S of turmeric rhizome has brick shaped parenchymatous cork which is of 4 to 6 layered. -Folled by cork there is cork cambium. -Cortex has parenchymatous cells which are thin and round in which vascular bundles are distributed unevenly. -Ground tissue consists of oleoiresin cells. -Vascular bundles in the pith region are arranged in form of discontinous ring under endodermis. -Starch grains are present in endodermis. Ref:-Pharmacognosy by C.K.Kokate, A.P.Purohit, S.B.Gokhale

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