Comparative leaf anatomy of Alpinia species (Zingiberaceae) in Malaysia

Noraini Talip, Khatijah Haji Hussin, Halijah Ibrahim

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Abstract

The leaf anatomy of 22 Alpinia species from the Malay Peninsular was investigated. Results show that a combination of characters such as outlines of midribs, petioles, leaf margins and their relative sizes in transverse sections as well as the presence of hypodermal fibres in the lamina, midribs and petioles can be used in the identification of species. All four species of subsection Allughas possess similar characters such as the presence of abaxial and adaxial fibres in the midrib and petioles and the absence of hypodermis in the lamina while the reverse is true for all species of subsection Catimbium. Alpinia conchigera and A. galanga appear to be closely related while A. oxymitra is distinct from all the species studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-483
Number of pages21
JournalNordic Journal of Botany
Volume23
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Comparative leaf anatomy of Alpinia species (Zingiberaceae) in Malaysia. / Talip, Noraini; Hussin, Khatijah Haji; Ibrahim, Halijah.

In: Nordic Journal of Botany, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2004, p. 463-483.

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Talip, Noraini ; Hussin, Khatijah Haji ; Ibrahim, Halijah. / Comparative leaf anatomy of Alpinia species (Zingiberaceae) in Malaysia. In: Nordic Journal of Botany. 2004 ; Vol. 23, No. 4. pp. 463-483.
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