Pollen morphology of the Myrtaceae. Part 4: tribes Kanieae, Myrteae and Tristanieae

Thornhill, Andrew H., Hope, Geoff S., Craven, Lyn A., and Crisp, Michael D. (2012) Pollen morphology of the Myrtaceae. Part 4: tribes Kanieae, Myrteae and Tristanieae. Australian Journal of Botany, 60 (3). pp. 260-289.

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Abstract

Pollen morphology of 44 genera and 101 species from the Myrtaceae tribes Kanieae, Myrteae and Tristanieae was surveyed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and light microscopy (LM). Most Myrteae pollen were brevicolpate and granulate, which is unique within Myrtaceae, and these are most likely ancestral characters for this tribe. Two main pollen types were observed in tribe Kanieae, one form being with syncolpate colpi and a distinctive granulate exine, and the other with parasyncolpate colpi and a less ornamented exine. Genera Tristania and Thaleropia of tribe Tristanieae produce the smallest pollen in Myrtaceae, whereas Octamyrtus of tribe Myrteae produces the largest pollen observed in Myrtaceae.

Item ID: 35601
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1444-9862
Funders: Centre for Archaeological Research (CAR), Australian National University (ANU)
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2014 15:53
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060310 Plant Systematics and Taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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