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    • Keywords


      Megaspore Mother Cell; Polygonum Type; Linear Tetrad; Microspore Tetrad; Glandular Type

    • Abstract


      The embryology ofOldenlandia umbellata Linn. has been investigated. Floral parts arise in acropetalous succession. A transection of an young anther shows a group of microscope mother cells followed by a layer of tapetum, a middle layer, an endothecium and an epidermis. The uninucleate tapetum is of the glandular type. Microspore tetrads are tetrahedral and isobilateral. The pollen grain is binucleate at the time of anther dehiscence and the endothecium fibrillar. A hypodermal archesporial cell directly functions as the megaspore mother cell. Embryo sac development follows the Polygonum type. Fertilisation is porogamous. Endosperm is free nuclear and embryogeny conforms to the solanad type.

    • Author Affiliations


      G Shivaramaiah1 S Sundara Rajan1

      1. Department of Botany, St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore-1, India
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