Scape Anatomical Studies in Populations of Urginea Indica Kunth. Liliaceae

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Prathima Rao, P. and Shiva Kameshwari, M.N. and TharaSaraswathi, K.J. (2013) Scape Anatomical Studies in Populations of Urginea Indica Kunth. Liliaceae. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 5 (1). pp. 179-189. ISSN 0974-941 1

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Abstract

The current study presents investigations on the scape anatomical characteristics of Urginea indica population, a geophyte growing in India, Africa and Mediterranean regions. For scape anatomical studies transverse sections of inflorescence axis were taken and studied for the first time. The twelve different population studied revealed that outer most epidermis of inflorescence is covered by thick cuticle. Cortex is differentiated into 3 regions outer chlorenchyma, middle collenchyma and inner parenchyma. But the shape and number of rows of cells vary in different populations collected from various localities of Karnataka. Vascular bundles are arranged in 3 rows, 2 rows in few populations and number of vascular bundles vary. Larger bundles varies from 5-8, medium 8-12 and smaller bundles 5 to 21 in number. Xylem elements are uniseriate and biseriate in few. Some populations show Myelin structures and cell inclusions, based on their ecological habitat. The distinctions among cross sections of scapes are evident and our findings offer a comprehensive study using anatomical traits for delimitation and diagnosing populations of U. indica providing a platform for further taxonomic investigations. NOTE: Register to access free fulltext at publis

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urginea Indica; Geophyte; Myelin; Scape
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Environmental and Biological Sciences > Botany
Faculty of Science > Environmental and Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Biotechnology
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Botany
Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Depositing User: Mr. Narayanaswamy B V
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2016 11:24
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2016 11:24
URI: http://eprints-bangaloreuniversity.in/id/eprint/3828

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