Variability in Epicuticular Wax in 35 Woody Plants in Linares, Northeast MexicoMaiti R1*, Rodriguez HG1, Gonzalez EA2, Kumari A3 and Sarkar NC4
- *Corresponding Author:
- Maiti R
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Facultad de Ciencias Forestales
Carr. Nac. No. 85 Km. 45
Linares, Nuevo Leon 67700, México
E-mail: [email protected]/ [email protected]
Received date: Deceber 04, 2014; Accepted date: December 30, 2015; Published date: January 01, 2016
Citation: Maiti R, Rodriguez HG, Gonzalez EA, Kumari A, Sarkar NC (2016) Variability in Epicuticular Wax in 35 Woody Plants in Linares, Northeast Mexico.Forest Res 5:162. doi:10.4172/2168-9776.1000162
Copyright: © 2016 Maiti R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A study has been undertaken on epicuticular wax on the leaves of 35 woody species in Linares, Northeast Mexico at the experimental station of Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, located in the municipality of Linares. Considerable variation in wax accumulation was found among species showing prominent interspecific variation. Wax load varied from 11.18 to 702.04 μg/cm2 among species studied during summer. Few species selected with high epicuticular wax viz, Forestiera angustifolia (702.04 μg/cm2), Diospyros texana (607.65 μg/cm2), Bernardia myricifolia (437.53 μg/cm2), Leucophylum leucocephala (388.50 μg/cm2), during summer which could well be adapted under semi-arid environments for their efficiency in the reflection of radiation load, reduced transpiration, gas exchange and probably impart drought resistance. The large variations in epicuticular wax could be related to their physiological functions such as transpiration, gas exchange, water relations etc.