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Pollen morphology of species of Cissus (Vitaceae); an evaluation of ornamentation

Simone Cartaxo-Pinto, Claudia Barbieri Ferreira Mendonca, Rosana Conrado Lopes and Vania Goncalves-Esteves
Pollen morphology of species of Cissus (Vitaceae); an evaluation of ornamentation
Palynology (July 2017) 41 (3): 359-369


Cissus (Vitaceae) occurs naturally in all states of Brazil and others countries of South America. This work was realized out the analysis of morphological characteristics of pollen of 30 Brazilian species. The pollen grains were processed with lactic acetolysis method to be measured, described and illustrated in light microscopy and non-acetolysed for analysis in scanning electron microscopy. Statistically the species were identified using principal component analysis (PCA) and hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA). As a result it was observed that pollen grains are medium in most species, 3-colporate. The ornamentation of the sexine varied and was an important character in the delimitation of species. We was concluded that the attributes of pollen distinguish most of the taxa of the genus, thus confirming the heterogeneity of pollen. It is hoped that his study contributes to a better understanding of the taxonomy of the genus and provides data for future phylogenetic analysis.

ISSN: 0191-6122
EISSN: 1558-9188
Serial Title: Palynology
Serial Volume: 41
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Pollen morphology of species of Cissus (Vitaceae); an evaluation of ornamentation
Affiliation: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Laboratorio de Palinologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Pages: 359-369
Published: 201707
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, Dallas, TX, United States
References: 21
Accession Number: 2018-020392
Categories: Paleobotany
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table, 4 plates
S34°00'00" - N05°15'00", W74°00'00" - W34°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 201805
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