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Pollen morphology of selected species of Ruellioideae (Acanthaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia

Che Amri, Che Nurul Aini and Talip, Noraini and Mohamed, Abdul Latiff and A.J., Amirul-Aiman and M.N, Noor-Syaheera (2017) Pollen morphology of selected species of Ruellioideae (Acanthaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal, 69. pp. 39-51. ISSN 0025-1291

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The pollen morphology of eight species in subfamily Ruellioideae (Acanthaceae) from Peninsular Malaysia were investigated using light and scanning electron microscopes. Species studied are Hemigraphis alternata (Burm. f) T. Anderson, Hemigraphis reptans (G. Forst.) T. Anderson ex Hemsl., Hygrophila pusilla Blume ex Steud., Ruellia repens L., Ruellia simplex C. Wright, Ruellia tuberosa, L., Sanchezia speciosa Leonard and Strobilanthes crispa T. Anderson. The objective of this study is to assess the taxonomic value of pollen morphological characteristics. Findings in this study have shown some variations in the pollen morphology that can be used in species identification and classification. Pollen description includes pollen classes, shape, apertures, exine thickness and ornamentation. The results have demonstrated that pollen morphology characteristics have taxonomic significance and useful as additional data especially in species identification and classification in subfamily Ruellioideae.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7548/60247
Uncontrolled Keywords: pollen morphology, Ruellioideae, Acanthaceae
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Plant Science
Depositing User: Dr Che Nurul Aini Che Amri
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 08:27
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2018 13:59
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60247

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