Studies on Leaf Venation in Selected Taxa of the Genus Ficus l. (Moraceae) in Peninsular Malaysia

Ummu Hani Badron, Noraini Talip, Abdul Latiff Mohamad, Affina Eliya Aznal Affenddi, Amirul Aiman Ahmad Juhari

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Abstract

A study on the variation of leaf venation patterns was conducted on 21 taxa of the genus Ficus in Peninsular Malaysia. The results showed the existence of eight leaf venation patterns based on veinlets, the ultimate marginal and areolar venation. The majority of species, such as F. annulata, F. benghalensis, F. benjamina, F. deltoidea var. angustifolia, F. deltoidea var. kunstleri, F. depressa, F. elastica, F. hispida, F. microcarpa, F. religiosa, F. tinctoria, F. ucinata and F. vasculosa, show tri-veinlets. The others exhibit the following: bi-veinlets in F. aurata and F. heteropleura; uni-veinlets in F. lepicarpa, F. schwarzii and F. superba; and simple veinlets in F. aurantiacea and F. fulva. F. sagittata presents no veinlets for areolar venation. The presence of tracheid or swollen veins at the centre of the lamina and the presence of cystolith cells and trichomes are common anatomical characteristics that could assist in group classification of the studied species. Variations in leaf venation patterns are not only valuable in identifying a taxon group, but can also be used to differentiate between species in the genus Ficus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-125
Number of pages15
JournalTropical Life Sciences Research
Volume25
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Ficus
  • Leaf anatomy
  • Leaf venation
  • Moraceae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Badron, U. H., Talip, N., Mohamad, A. L., Affenddi, A. E. A., & Juhari, A. A. A. (2014). Studies on Leaf Venation in Selected Taxa of the Genus Ficus l. (Moraceae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Tropical Life Sciences Research, 25(2), 111-125.

Studies on Leaf Venation in Selected Taxa of the Genus Ficus l. (Moraceae) in Peninsular Malaysia. / Badron, Ummu Hani; Talip, Noraini; Mohamad, Abdul Latiff; Affenddi, Affina Eliya Aznal; Juhari, Amirul Aiman Ahmad.

In: Tropical Life Sciences Research, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2014, p. 111-125.

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Badron, UH, Talip, N, Mohamad, AL, Affenddi, AEA & Juhari, AAA 2014, 'Studies on Leaf Venation in Selected Taxa of the Genus Ficus l. (Moraceae) in Peninsular Malaysia', Tropical Life Sciences Research, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 111-125.
Badron, Ummu Hani ; Talip, Noraini ; Mohamad, Abdul Latiff ; Affenddi, Affina Eliya Aznal ; Juhari, Amirul Aiman Ahmad. / Studies on Leaf Venation in Selected Taxa of the Genus Ficus l. (Moraceae) in Peninsular Malaysia. In: Tropical Life Sciences Research. 2014 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 111-125.
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