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Titolo:
Variations in floral development in Peperomia (Piperaceae) and their taxonomic implications
Autore:
Lei, LG; Liang, HX;
Indirizzi:
Hunan Normal Univ, Dept Bot, Sch Life Sci, Changsha 410081, Hunan, PeoplesR China Hunan Normal Univ Changsha Hunan Peoples R China 410081 n, PeoplesR China Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Kunming 650204, Yunnan, Peoples R China Chinese Acad Sci Kunming Yunnan Peoples R China 650204 n, Peoples R China
Titolo Testata:
BOTANICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY
fascicolo: 4, volume: 131, anno: 1999,
pagine: 423 - 431
SICI:
0024-4074(199912)131:4<423:VIFDIP>2.0.ZU;2-H
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
Peperomia reflexa; P-serpens; bracts; flowers; inflorescences; ontogeny;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
19
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Lei, LG Hunan Normal Univ, Dept Bot, Sch Life Sci, Changsha 410081, Hunan,PeoplesR China Hunan Normal Univ Changsha Hunan Peoples R China 410081 esR China
Citazione:
L.G. Lei e H.X. Liang, "Variations in floral development in Peperomia (Piperaceae) and their taxonomic implications", BOTAN J LIN, 131(4), 1999, pp. 423-431

Abstract

The floral development of two species of Peperomia, Peperomia reflexa A. Dietr. (P. tetraphylla (G. Forst. ) Hook. et Arn.) and P. serpens C. DC., is described. The initiation order is in an acropetal succession and resemblesthat in P. metallica L. Lind. et Rod., P. pellucida (L. ) Kunth and Il rubella Hook., although many more bracts are produced in these two species thanin P. metallica. The arrangement of bracts and floral primordia is orthostichous in P. reflexa: but parastichous in P. serpens. The floral apices in P. reflexa are transversely ellipsoidal protuberances at first, then becomesaddle-shaped when they begin to produce simultaneously staminal primordia. They are similar to those of P. metallica, P. pellucida and P. rubella. However, their initiation of floral primordia is much delayed compared to the size of the bracts. The triangular ol transversely cuneate ridges then become L-shaped in P. serpens; this shape is related to the parastichous phyllotaxy of the bracts. So, the staminal primordia are successively initiatedand develop at different rates. Therefore, they are not always the same size. The staminal primordia are initiated above the level of the floral apexin P. reflexa and P. serpens but below it in P. metallica, P. pellucida and P. rubella. The abaxial position of the carpel primordium on the apex andthe closure of the ovary in 19 reflexa and 19 serpens are also similar to those in P. metallica, P. pellucida and P. rubella. The shape of the upper part of the ovary, stigmas and indumentum vary between the species. In P. reflexa, the upper part of the ovary becomes ovoid and acclivous, or leaningacropetally, to the axis of inflorescence. In P. serpens, it becomes helmet-shaped. The flowers of P. serpens are surrounded by the outgrowth of the axis of the inflorescence. The ontogenetical features of ovaries in Peperomia indicate that the fruit characters are useful in the taxonomy of the genus. (C) 1999 The Linnean Society of London.

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