Anatomy of the Southern African Boerhavia and Commicarpus species (Nyctaginaceae)

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dc.contributor.author Jordaan, Anine
dc.contributor.author Siebert, Stefan John
dc.contributor.author Struwig, Madeleen
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-10T12:11:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-10T12:11:09Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Struwig, M. et al. 2011. Anatomy of the Southern African Boerhavia and Commicarpus species (Nyctaginaceae). Bangladesh journal of plant taxonomy, 18(2):105-115. [http://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1028-2092
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7261
dc.description.abstract The Nyctaginaceae in southern Africa is represented by five genera of which Boerhavia L. and Commicarpus Standl. are the most species-rich. Stem, leaf and anthocarp material was collected in situ and examined with a scanning electron microscope and a light microscope. The anatomy of the leaf and anthocarp proved diagnostic at the generic level, but was uniform amongst the species of each genus. Kranz anatomy occurs around the minor veins in the leaves of Boerhavia, but in Commicarpus the minor veins are surrounded by large parenchyma cells. The anthocarp of Boerhavia has five ribs or three wings, with sclerenchyma within the ribs and the area between the ribs, whereas Commicarpus has ten ribs with sclerenchyma only present within the ribs. The number of chlorenchyma rows in the stems could be diagnostic and the outline of the sclerenchyma bundles in the anthocarp could divide the Commicarpus species into two groups, but more research needs to be done on these characters. en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/9297/6849
dc.description.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v18i2.9297
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Bangladesh Assosiation of Plant Taxonomists en_US
dc.subject Stem en_US
dc.subject leaf en_US
dc.subject Anthocarp en_US
dc.subject Trichomes en_US
dc.subject Kranz anatomy en_US
dc.subject light microscopy en_US
dc.title Anatomy of the Southern African Boerhavia and Commicarpus species (Nyctaginaceae) en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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