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Anatomical aspects of the gynoecium of species of Anthurium sect. Urospadix Engl. (Araceae, Alismatales)

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Poli, Leticia Peres [1] ; Temponi, Livia Godinho [2] ; Coan, Alessandra Ike [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Inst Biociencias Rio Claro, Dept Bot, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Oeste Parana, Ctr Ciencias Biol & Saude, BR-85819110 Cascavel, PR - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: FLORA; v. 207, n. 8, p. 615-621, 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 4

Anthurium sect. Urospadix includes approximately 70 species differently distributed in Eastern Brazil, Western South America, and Central America. The present work studied the gynoecia of species of section Urospadix to describe their anatomical features. In all the species studied, the apical portion of the gynoecium differentiates into a stigma covered with short trichomes and an adjacent region formed by isodiametric cells. The stylar canal comprises short, unicellular secretory trichomes extending up to the ovarian aperture. Carpels are apically symplicate and basally synascidiate with a septum that does not reach the apical portion of the locule. The apical portion of the septum differentiates into long, secretory trichomes while the subapical one differentiates into the placenta. Locules are filled with mucilage. Since the epidermis of the region adjacent to the stigma, the length of the stylar portion, and the number of cell layers of the ovarian septum vary among the species studied, they may be useful for further taxonomic and systematic purposes. The present work is the first detailed report of trichome location and distribution on the gynoecia of Anthurium. (C) 2012 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/17400-3 - Taxonomic and floristic studies in the outside Amazon Brazil
Grantee:Julio Antonio Lombardi
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/03358-8 - Gynoecial ontogeny and anatomy in Anthurium Schott (Araceae, Alismatales): sections Pachyneurium Schott, Tetraspermium Schott and Urospadix Schott
Grantee:Leticia Peres Poli
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master