Mucilage in Portuguese Lamiaceae

Ferreira, Beatriz, Montesinos, Daniel, and Sales, Fátima (2020) Mucilage in Portuguese Lamiaceae. Botany Letters. (In Press)

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Abstract

Portuguese Lamiaceae were investigated for nutlet mucilage release. Nutlets of 55 taxa were weighed before and after 24 h of hydration and observed under a stereomicroscope. Weight increase was statistically analysed and showed significant differences among the subfamilies, genera and species. Mucilage release was observed in the Nepetoideae only (51.6%) and mucilage variation proved the homoplasy of the character in the subfamily. Three new cases of mucilage release were reported: Prunella x intermedia, Thymus caespititius and Thymus villosus. Mucilage reaction to water is briefly described.

Item ID: 63756
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2381-8115
Keywords: Myxocarpy, Portuguese Lamiaceae, Nepetoideae, ecology, coi seed collection
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Copyright Information: © 2020 Société botanique de France
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2020 03:41
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060208 Terrestrial Ecology @ 30%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060310 Plant Systematics and Taxonomy @ 40%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 30%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960599 Ecosystem Assessment and Management not elsewhere classified @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales @ 70%
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