Diagnostic and systematic significance of petiole anatomy in the identification of Hopea species (Dipterocarpaceae)

Norhana Nabila, Mohamed Talip and Cutler, David F. and Aida Shafreena, Ahmad Fuad and Ismail, B. S. and Ruzi, A. R. and Ahmad Juhari, A. A. (2017) Diagnostic and systematic significance of petiole anatomy in the identification of Hopea species (Dipterocarpaceae). South African Journal of Botany, 111. pp. 111-125. ISSN 0254-6299

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Abstract

A comprehensive study of the petiole anatomy of 33 species of the genus Hopea Roxb., belonging to the family Dipterocarpaceae, was carried out to examine variations in the petiole anatomy that might be useful in the identification and classification of the various species. The variations observed included the petiole outline, vascular bundle arrangement, trichome types, number of resin canals and presence of cell inclusions. Findings have shown that petiole anatomical characteristics are of taxonomic value for this genus and are valuable for species identification and classification. A combination of different petiole outlines and types of vascular bundle arrangement enable the division of this genus into five distinguishable groups. Variations in trichome types, distribution of sclerenchyma and resin canals provide useful diagnostic characters. In general, the petiole characteristics observed in the present study did show, to some extent, relationships in the context of existing phylogenies, but the findings cannot be used for the identification of Hopea species and more anatomical characteristics are needed for this purpose.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leaf anatomy; Systematic anatomy; Micromorphology; Hopea; Shoreae; Dipterocarpaceae, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 08:17
Last Modified: 04 May 2017 08:17
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/16064

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