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Systematic significance of stipe anatomy of Selaginella (Selaginellaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia


Kader Maideen, Haja Maideen and A., Nor Hazwani and A., Nurfarahain and Mohammed, Ahmad Daman Huri and Talip, Noraini and Go, Rusea and L., Qistina and M., Masnoryante (2013) Systematic significance of stipe anatomy of Selaginella (Selaginellaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana, 42 (5). pp. 693-696. ISSN 0026-6039


An anatomical study was carried out on 14 taxa belonging to Selaginellaceae in an attempt to study their stipe anatomical characteristics and to provide anatomical data for the selected taxa in Selaginellaceae. Out of 29 taxa of Selaginellaceae recorded in Peninsular Malaysia, 14 taxa have been selected namely Selaginella alutacia, S. argentea, S. frondosa, S. intermedia var. intermedia, S. intermedia var. dolichocentrus, S. mayeri, S. morganii, S. ornata, S. plana, S. polita, S. roxburghii var. roxburghii, S. stipulata, S. wallichii and S. willdenowii. Method used in this study was sectioning using sliding microtome. Findings in this study have shown that Selaginellaceae species studied can be clustered into two groups based on the stipe stellar systems, which are monostelic and tristelic groups. There are some variations exist in the cross sections of the stipes of the same species due to the presence and absence of the leaf trace. Each species is proved to have distinct stipe anatomical characteristics that can be used to differentiate species in Selaginellaceae.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Publisher: Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Keywords: Anatomy; Peninsular Malaysia; Selaginellaceae; Stele; Stipe
Depositing User: Umikalthom Abdullah
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 03:26
Last Modified: 15 May 2018 06:33
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/30113
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