Analysis of the chemical constituents and micromorphology of Bauhinia scandens using SEM-EDS techniques

Lianah, Lianah and Idris, Abdulfatah and Krisantini, Krisantini (2019) Analysis of the chemical constituents and micromorphology of Bauhinia scandens using SEM-EDS techniques. Biodiversitas, 20 (7). pp. 2055-2060. ISSN 1412-033X (print); 2085-4722 (online)

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Abstract

Lianah L, Idris F, Krisantini K. 2019. Short Communication: Analysis of the chemical constituents and micromorphology of Bauhinia scandens using SEM-EDS techniques. Biodiversitas 20: 2055-2060. Some species of Bauhinia had a medicinal efficacy however the specific studies of Bauhinia scandens Willd. are relatively limited. Therefore this study analyzed the material and micromorphological characteristics of leaves, stems and roots of B. scandens using scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) to quantitatively assess the elements and explore its potential uses. Samples of fresh plant were taken from five locations in Indonesia, and the results showed similar snake-like stem morphology from two locations, while pilot ladder-like stem morphology was observed from the other three locations. The material analysis revealed the presence of carbon, oxygen, silicon, potassium, indium, tellurium, aluminum and iron in the samples. Interestingly, the stems did not contain indium and aluminum whereas iron were only found in the roots. Furthermore, the young leaves did not contain tellurium and silicon. The presence of indium which is potential as a cancer drug in B. scandens suggests promising uses of the plant for herbal medicines.

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bauhinia scandens; Morphology; Micromorphology; Material analysis
Subjects: 500 Natural sciences and mathematics > 570 Life sciences
Divisions: Artikel Jurnal (Journal Articles)
Depositing User: Miswan Miswan
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2019 00:46
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 00:46
URI: http://eprints.walisongo.ac.id/id/eprint/9976

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