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Pollen morphology of Strobilanthes Blume (Acanthaceae) from southern India and Sri Lanka

Abstract:

Acetolysed pollen from 66 of 74 species of Strobilanthes Blume from southern India and Sri Lanka were examined using light and scanning electron microscopy. Pollen descriptions, scanning electron micrographs, and a key are provided. Two shape classes have been distinguished, spheroidal and ellipsoid (prolate/subprolate). All ellipsoid pollen grains are tricolporate and have pseudocolpi. Six ellipsoid pollen types have been recognised based primarily on differences in rectal ornamentation. Six...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Plant Sciences
Journal:
REVIEW OF PALAEOBOTANY AND PALYNOLOGY
Volume:
103
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
143-165
Publication date:
1998-10-05
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ISSN:
0034-6667
URN:
uuid:f3ef494d-5ff5-49ed-8018-67459a3a8eec
Source identifiers:
36809
Local pid:
pubs:36809

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