Advertisement

Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 141, Issue 3–4, pp 231–241 | Cite as

Developmental anatomy ofAphyllanthes monspeliensis, a herbaceous Monocotyledon with secondary growth

  • Saïda Chakroun
  • Charles Hébant
Article

Abstract

Aphyllanthes monspeliensis is an isolated member of theLiliiflorae endemic to the Mediterranean region. It is herbaceous, but in its rhizome possesses a secondary thickening meristem (STM). The secondary tissues produced are similar to those known in various arborescent Monocotyledons. Ultrastructural features of the STM cells are described. A relictual intrafascicular cambium also occurs in the bundles of the primary system of the rhizome.

Key words

Angiosperms Liliiflorae Liliaceae Aphyllanthaceae Xanthorrhoeaceae Aphyllanthes monspeliensis Morphogenesis anatomy vestigial cambium secondary thickening ultrastructure 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Arber, A., 1925: Monocotyledons, a Morphological Study. — Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  2. Behnke, H.-D., 1977: Transmission electron microscopy and systematics of Flowering plants. — Pl. Syst. Evol., Suppl.1, 155–178.Google Scholar
  3. Cheadle, V. I., 1937: Secondary growth by means of a thickening ring in certain monocotyledons. — Bot. Gaz.98, 535–555.Google Scholar
  4. De Klercker, J. E. F., 1883: Recherche sur la structure anatomique de l'Aphyllanthes monspeliensis Lin. — Bih. Svensk. Vetensk. Akad. Handl.8 (6), 1–23.Google Scholar
  5. Feder, N., O'Brien, T. P., 1968: Plant microtechnique: some principles and new methods. — Amer. J. Bot.55, 123–142.Google Scholar
  6. Lison, L., 1960: Histochimie et cytochimie animales. Vols.1 and2. — Paris: Gauthier-Villars.Google Scholar
  7. Martin, J. H., Lynn, J. A., Nicket, W. N., 1966: A rapid polychrome stain for epoxy embedded tissue. — Amer. J. Clin. Path.46 (2), 250–251.Google Scholar
  8. Paliwal, G. S., Srivastava, L. M., 1969: The cambium ofAlseuosmia. — Phytomorphology19 (1), 5–8.Google Scholar
  9. Parlatore, P., 1855: Note sur l'Aphyllanthes monspeliensis et la nouvelle famille des Aphyllanthacées. — Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr.2, 529–532.Google Scholar
  10. Philipson, W. R., Ward, J. M., Butterfield, B. G., 1971: The vascular cambium. — London: Chapman and Hall.Google Scholar
  11. Sass, J., 1958: Botanical microtechnique. Ed. 5. — Iowa State College University Press, Ames.Google Scholar
  12. Scott, D. H., Brebner, G., 1893: On the secondary tissues in certain monocotyledons. — Ann. Bot.7 (13), 21–62.Google Scholar
  13. Tomlinson, P. B., 1965: Notes on the anatomy ofAphyllanthes (Liliaceae) and comparison withEriocaulaceae. — J. Linn. Soc. (Bot.)59 (377), 163–173.Google Scholar
  14. —, Zimmermann, M. H., 1969: Vascular anatomy of monocotyledons with secondary growth. An introduction. — J. Arnold Arb.50 (2), 159–179.Google Scholar
  15. Zimmermann, M. H., Tomlinson, P. B., 1970: The vascular system in the axis ofDracaena fragrans (Agavaceae) 2. Distribution and development of secondary tissue. — J. Arnold Arb.51, 478–491.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Saïda Chakroun
    • 1
  • Charles Hébant
    • 1
  1. 1.Biologie VégétaleUniversité des Sciences et Techniques du LanguedocMontpellier cedexFrance

Personalised recommendations