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Pollen morphology of Rutaceae from Brazilian forest fragments

Fernanda Vitorete Dutra and Eduardo Custodio Gasparino
Pollen morphology of Rutaceae from Brazilian forest fragments
Palynology (January 2018) 42 (1): 43-54


This paper presents pollen morphology of 12 native Brazilian species of Rutaceae from forest fragments of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The aim of this research is to expand the morphological knowledge of the species, thus contributing to taxonomic knowledge and, subsequently, conservation of species and the forest area. The pollen grains were acetolyzed, measured, described qualitatively, and illustrated using light microscopy (LM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The studied species have differences in polarity, size, shape, aperture and exine ornamentation of the pollen grains, confirming the eurypalynous character of Rutaceae pollen. In particular, species of Zanthoxylum L. also presented significant differences in the pollen grains, confirming the morphological variation within the genus. The quantitative data and multivariate analysis confirm the morphological description; thus, the results reinforce the importance of pollen morphology in the identification and characterization of species of Rutaceae.

ISSN: 0191-6122
EISSN: 1558-9188
Serial Title: Palynology
Serial Volume: 42
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Pollen morphology of Rutaceae from Brazilian forest fragments
Affiliation: Universidade Estadual Paulista, Laboratorio de Morfologia Vegetal e Palinologia, Jaboticabal, Brazil
Pages: 43-54
Published: 201801
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, Dallas, TX, United States
References: 61
Accession Number: 2018-037125
Categories: Paleobotany
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: Includes appendix
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 3 plates, 5 tables, sketch map
S25°19'60" - S19°40'00", W53°00'00" - W44°19'60"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201809
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