Pollen morphology of selected species of Ruellioideae (Acanthaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia

C. A.C. Nurulaini, Noraini Talip, A. Latiff, A. J. Amirul-Aiman, M. N. Noor-Syaheera

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The pollen morphology of eight species in subfamily Ruellioideae (Acanthaceae) from Peninsular Malaysia were investigated using light and scanning electron microscopes. Species studied are Hemigraphis alternata (Burm. f) T. Anderson, Hemigraphis reptans (G. Forst.) T. Anderson ex Hemsl., Hygrophila pusilla Blume ex Steud., Ruellia repens L., Ruellia simplex C. Wright, Ruellia tuberosa, L., Sanchezia speciosa Leonard and Strobilanthes crispa T. Anderson. The objective of this study is to assess the taxonomic value of pollen morphological characteristics. Findings in this study have shown some variations in the pollen morphology that can be used in species identification and classification. Pollen description includes pollen classes, shape, apertures, exine thickness and ornamentation. The results have demonstrated that pollen morphology characteristics have taxonomic significance and useful as additional data especially in species identification and classification in subfamily Ruellioideae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-51
Number of pages13
JournalMalayan Nature Journal
Volume69
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

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Acanthaceae
Malaysia
pollen
Ruellia
Hemigraphis alternata
Hemigraphis
Strobilanthes
Hygrophila (Acanthaceae)
exine
ornamentation
scanning electron microscopes
electron

Keywords

  • Acanthaceae
  • Pollen morphology
  • Ruellioideae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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Nurulaini, C. A. C., Talip, N., Latiff, A., Amirul-Aiman, A. J., & Noor-Syaheera, M. N. (2017). Pollen morphology of selected species of Ruellioideae (Acanthaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal, 69, 39-51.

Pollen morphology of selected species of Ruellioideae (Acanthaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia. / Nurulaini, C. A.C.; Talip, Noraini; Latiff, A.; Amirul-Aiman, A. J.; Noor-Syaheera, M. N.

In: Malayan Nature Journal, Vol. 69, 01.06.2017, p. 39-51.

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Nurulaini, CAC, Talip, N, Latiff, A, Amirul-Aiman, AJ & Noor-Syaheera, MN 2017, 'Pollen morphology of selected species of Ruellioideae (Acanthaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia', Malayan Nature Journal, vol. 69, pp. 39-51.
Nurulaini CAC, Talip N, Latiff A, Amirul-Aiman AJ, Noor-Syaheera MN. Pollen morphology of selected species of Ruellioideae (Acanthaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal. 2017 Jun 1;69:39-51.
Nurulaini, C. A.C. ; Talip, Noraini ; Latiff, A. ; Amirul-Aiman, A. J. ; Noor-Syaheera, M. N. / Pollen morphology of selected species of Ruellioideae (Acanthaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia. In: Malayan Nature Journal. 2017 ; Vol. 69. pp. 39-51.
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