, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 175–183 | Cite as

Chromosome numbers in chelone (Scrophulariaceae)

  • T. S. Cooperrider
  • G. A. McCready


Meiotic and mitotic counts for all major taxa withinChelone show a euploid series: 2n = 28, 56, 84. A base number ofx = 14 is suggested. The distribution of numbers supports some previous taxonomic decisions. It raises questions about others, particularly those involving theC. glabra-C. obliqua complex. A root-tip technique involving digestion by “Pectinase” is described.


Chromosome Number Type Locality Base Number Seal Harbor North CAROLINA 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Literature Cited

  1. Cain, S. A. 1944. Foundations of Plant Geography. New York & London: Harper & Brothers. xiv + 556 pp.Google Scholar
  2. Cooperrider, T. S. 1969. Notes onChelone in southeastern United States. Castanea34: 223–225.Google Scholar
  3. — &J. H. Morrison 1967. Lactic-acetic-orcein as a chromosome stain. Michigan Botanist6: 176–178.Google Scholar
  4. Crosswhite, F. S. 1965. Chromosome number ofChelone glabra (Scrophulariaceae). Sida2: 174.Google Scholar
  5. Gleason, H. A. 1952. The New Britton and Brown Illustrated Flora of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Vol. III. New York: New York Bot. Garden, iii + 589 pp.Google Scholar
  6. Pennell, F. W. 1935. The Scrophulariaceae of Eastern Temperate North America. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia Monograph 1. xiv + 650 pp.Google Scholar
  7. Pienaar R., de V. 1955. Combinations and variations of techniques for improved chromosome studies in the Gramineae. Jour. South African Bot.21: 1–8.Google Scholar
  8. Straw, R. M. 1966. A redefinition ofPenstemon (Scrophulariaceae). Brittonia18: 80–95.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Wherry, E. T. 1927-1928 (issued 1929). Chasing Chelones. Bartonia10: 1–11.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The New York Botanical Garden 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. S. Cooperrider
    • 1
  • G. A. McCready
    • 1
  1. 1.Kent State UniversityKent

Personalised recommendations