Impact of quarry dust pollution on foliar epidermics of five species growing near stone crushing industry

Quarry dust is known to alter the stomatal index of most of the plants studies. But in some plants the stomatal index remains unaffected or undergo little changes. Study carried out on selected plant species growing in the vicinity revealed foliar epidermal responses to quarry dust pollution which differed from species to species. The data obtained from the seasonal study revealed the impact of crushing activity, which has resulted in the alternation of anatomical features in various plant species.