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    • Keywords


      Periplocaceae; pollen carriers; systematic importance

    • Abstract


      Pollen-carriers of 5 taxa of periplocaceaesensu stricto are described. These are ill organised inCryptolepis andCryptostegia and well organised inDecalepis andHemidesmus. The pollen tetrads are free in the former two taxa but organised into massulae in the latter. In their pollen carriersDecalepis andHemidesmus appear to connect periplocaceae with Secamonoideae of Asclepiadaceae.

    • Author Affiliations


      Govindappa D Arekal1 T M Ramakrishna1 2

      1. Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Botany, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore - 570 006, India
      2. Department of Botany, Maharani’s Science College for Women, Mysore - 570 005, India
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