EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
53,214,146
Abstracts:
29,074,682
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

The embryology of axinandra zeylanica crypteroniaceae and the relationships of the genus






Botanical Gazette 144(3): 426-432

The embryology of axinandra zeylanica crypteroniaceae and the relationships of the genus

The 1st embryological study was presented of Axinandra, a unique and problematic genus of Crypteroniaceae (order Myrtales). Although Axinandra clearly has the same basic embryological characteristics as other Myrtales, it is distinct from all other members of the order that have been examined in having an endothelium, i.e., integumentary tapetum, a feature that is usually a taxonomic characteristic at the familial level. Axinandra agrees with Melastomatoideae of Melastomataceae in its ephemeral (nonfibrous) endothecium, a feature otherwise unknown in Myrtales. It differs from the family Melastomataceae as a whole, however, in its 2-nucleate tapetal cells. Whether any of these features are shared with the genera Crypteronia and Dactylocladus, with which Axinandra is grouped to form the family Crypteroniaceae, or with Rhynchocalyx and Alzatea, sometimes also assigned to the embryologically unknown family Crypteroniaceae, must await further investigation.

(PDF same-day service: $19.90)

Accession: 006670778

DOI: 10.2307/2474441



Related references

The embryology and relationships of crypteronia crypteroniaceae. Botanical Gazette 148(1): 96-102, 1987

The embryology and relationships of dactylocladus crypteroniaceae and a discussion of the family. Botanical Gazette 148(1): 103-111, 1987

The genus Axinandra--Melastomataceae: A missing link in Myrtales. Ceylon journal of science Biological sciences: 10 (1) 72-74, 1972

A contribution to the embryology of Sansevieria zeylanica Willd. Current science 48(9): 410-412, 1979

Some aspects of the morphology, embryology and biology of Terniola zeylanica (Gardner) Tulasne. New phytologist: 68 (4) 1145-1158, 1969

Two new myrmecophytic associations from the malay peninsula ants of the genus cladomyrma formicidae camponotinae as partners of saraca thaipingensis caesalpiniaceae and crypteronia griffithii crypteroniaceae. Insectes Sociaux 38(1): 27-36, 1991

Extracellular melanogenesis inhibitory activity and the structure-activity relationships of ugonins from Helminthostachys zeylanica roots. Fitoterapia 104: 69-74, 2015

The embryology and relationships of gyrostemonaceae. Australian Systematic Botany 4(2): 407-420, 1991

The embryology and relationships of oliniaceae. Plant Systematics & Evolution 146(1-2): 105-116, 1984

The embryology and relationships of the Byblidaceae. Australian Systematic Botany 9(2): 243-254, 1996