Analysis of the fruit surfaces in Bupleurum L. (Umbelliferae) with SEM


Ozcan T.

PLANT SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION, vol.247, pp.61-74, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 247
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00606-004-0135-1
  • Journal Name: PLANT SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-74
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

20 Bupleurum L. taxa were investigated for micromorphological typology of the fruit surfaces with SEM. Considerably different types of sculpturing at species and subspecies level and similarities between related taxa were observed. A dichotomic key was prepared using the diagnostic surface patterns. Reticulate (sect. Bupleurum), rugose (sect. Aristata Godron subsect. Aristata) and rugulose-colliculate-verrucate (subsect. Juncea Briq.) types of surface structures were distinguished. Micromorphological characteristics may be valuable additional taxonomical criteria for the delimitation of infrageneric groups of species.