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1 October 2018 Pollen Morphology of Chinese Sileneae and its Systematic Significance
Chengyu Wan, Xiaoxue Bai, Jiaxi Liu
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Pollen morphology of 58 species and two subspecies of the genera Agrostemma, Cucubalus, Lychnis and Silene of Chinese Sileneae was studied using scanning electron microscopy. Among them, 50 species and one subspecies were reported for the first time. The results demonstrate that the number of pores and pollen surface ornamentation have important systematic significance. The surface ornamentation can be divided into four types, namely microechinate-perforate, microechinate-punctate, microechinatereticulate and microechinate-punctate-perforate. The palynological characteristics support that (i) Cucubalus and Lychnis should be classified into Silene; (ii) Agrostemma and Silene are sister groups; and (iii) the infrageneric classification of Silene still needs further study.

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Chengyu Wan, Xiaoxue Bai, and Jiaxi Liu "Pollen Morphology of Chinese Sileneae and its Systematic Significance," Palynology 42(4), 560-570, (1 October 2018). https://doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2017.1423411
Published: 1 October 2018
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KEYWORDS
Agrostemma
Cucubalus
Lychnis
pollen morphology
Silene
Sileneae
systematics
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