Systematic significance of stipe anatomy of selaginella (selaginellaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia

Haja Maideen, and Nor Hazwani, A. and Nurfarahain, Z. and Damanhuri, A. and Noraini, T. and Qistina, L. and Masnoryante, M. (2013) Systematic significance of stipe anatomy of selaginella (selaginellaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana, 42 (5). pp. 693-696. ISSN 0126-6039


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An anatomical study was carried out on 14 taxa belonging to Selaginellaceae in an attempt to study their stipe anatomical characteristics and to provide anatomical data for the selected taxa in Selaginellaceae. Out of 29 taxa of Selaginellaceae recorded in Peninsular Malaysia, 14 taxa have been selected namely Selaginella alutacia, S. argentea, S. frondosa, S. intermedia var. intermedia, S. intermedia var. dolichocentrus, S. mayeri, S. morganii, S. ornata, S. plana, S. polita, S. roxburghii var. roxburghii, S. stipulata, S. wallichii and S. willdenowii. Method used in this study was sectioning using sliding microtome. Findings in this study have shown that Selaginellaceae species studied can be clustered into two groups based on the stipe stellar systems, which are monostelic and tristelic groups. There are some variations exist in the cross sections of the stipes of the same species due to the presence and absence of the leaf trace. Each species is proved to have distinct stipe anatomical characteristics that can be used to differentiate species in Selaginellaceae.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Anatomy; Peninsular Malaysia; Selaginellaceae; stele; stipe
Journal:Sains Malaysiana
ID Code:6165
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:22 Apr 2013 03:27
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:40

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