Advances in Applied Agricultural Sciences 03 (2015), 02: 35-41
Research Progress on the Laticiferous Canal of Toxicodendron Vernicifluum
Meng Zhao 1
1 Shanxi Normal University, Linfen 041004, PR China.
T. vernicifluum is an economic tree species which is also a specialty of China. The raw lacquer secreted by T. vernicifluum can be used directly as natural paint. The cultivation of T. vernicifluum and the utilization of raw lacquer have a centuries-old history. Laticiferous canal, which is mainly distributed in the phloem of the vascular bundle of each organ, secretes and stores raw lacquer. By reviewing the research results from the field of anatomy on the structure of the laticiferous canal and the phloem of T. vernicifluum, this paper discusses the structure and the development law of the components of laticiferous canal of T. vernicifluum for the purpose of providing theoretical basis for improving the yield and quality of raw lacquer and providing reference for the future studies on the secretory structure of plants.
Keywords: Toxicodendron vernicifluum, Raw lacquer, Laticiferous canal