International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Botany | India | Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015 | Rating: 6.3 / 10


Microsporogenesis in Hydrobryum griffithii (Wallich ex Griffith) Tulsane (Podostemaceae) from North East India

H. Lalruatsanga


Abstract: Flowers of Hydrobryum griffithii are cleistogamous, enclosed by a thin membranous spathe. The two anthers are borne on a forked filament placed adjoining to the stigmatic lobes. The two anther primordia initiated far before the development of gynoecium and enclosed by a distinct membranous perianth lobe. The anther primordium comprises a mass of undifferentiated meristematic cells covered with a unilayered dermatogen, thus conforming to tunica-corpus concept. A row of 3-4 cells in the hypodermis differentiated into an archesporium in each anther lobe.


Keywords: Podostemaceae, Hydrobryum griffithii, Mawsynram, North east India, pollen viability


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015,


Pages: 799 - 801



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