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The taxonomic value of pollen surface patterns in some Australian Epacris (Epacridaceae)

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Menadue, Y and Crowden, RK (1991) The taxonomic value of pollen surface patterns in some Australian Epacris (Epacridaceae). Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, Aspect. pp. 113-118. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Pollen grains of most known species of Epacris in Australia were examined by scanning electron microscopy. There is a range of pattems of surface ornamentation present, based upon which the species can be grouped into two broad classes: (l) "smooth", in which the tectum is essentially intact but pitted and rugulate to varying degrees; (2) "warted", in which the pollen is intectate with a range of surface processes generally >2µm. The patterns are useful at the interspecific level to delimit certain taxa with morphological overlap.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 113-118
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: This Symposium is a tribute to the botanical work of Dr. Winifred M. Curtis AM, work largely concerned with Tasmanian plants. Scientific and public knowledge of the Tasmania flora has been greatly enhanced by her contributions. Edited by M.R. Banks, S.J. Smith, A.E. Orchard and G. Kantvilas. – Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2012 05:06
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:39
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14672
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