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Comparative morphology of Anodopetalum (Cunoniaceae)


Barnes, RW and Rozefelds, A, Comparative morphology of Anodopetalum (Cunoniaceae), Australian Systematic Botany, 13, (2) pp. 267-282. ISSN 1030-1887 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/SB99006


The vegetative and floral morphology of the Tasmanian endemic Anodopetalum biglandulosum is reexamined and illustrated. A detailed study of herbarium and fresh material identified a number of characters that have, in the past, been misinterpreted. The subsidiary cell arrangement around the stomates is brachyparacytic, and not anomocytic; the petals are shown to be notched, and not entire; the fruit is a weakly lignified, septicidally dehiscent capsule, not a berry, and the pollen is dicolporate, not tricolporate as has been previously reported. The two- and three-flowered inflorescences and solitary flowers are interpreted as a reduced cyme, while the leaf is interpreted as a unifoliolate compound leaf. The vegetative and floral morphology in Anodopetalum is compared with the closely related genera Schizomeria, Platylophus and Ceratopetalum. Features including notched/fringed petals, dicolporate pollen with a discontinuous (heterogeneous) tectum and weakly heterogeneous wood rays provide support for interpreting Anodopetalum, Schizomeria, Platylophus and Ceratopetalum as a monophyletic group. Anodopetalum differs from these genera in its strongly dehiscent fruits and winged seeds.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Barnes, RW (Dr Richard Barnes)
UTAS Author:Rozefelds, A (Dr Andrew Rozefelds)
ID Code:20106
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-04

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