Systematics Studies of the Genus Amomum Roxb. (Zingiberaceae): Fruit Morphological Aspects

Nurul Izzati, Binti Azman (2017) Systematics Studies of the Genus Amomum Roxb. (Zingiberaceae): Fruit Morphological Aspects. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Zingiberaceae is one of the family under the order Zingiberales. Amomum is one of the largest genus under family Zingiberaceae. Although Amomum is one of the largest genus, this genus is poorly known among ginger. The identification of this species is still confusing although the plant already been long utilized since there are a lot of species under genus Amomum and herbarium specimen are also incomplete. Thus, this project studied the morphological and anatomical characteristics of fruit from the selected Amomum species in Malaysia and use the data for species determination. The sampling areas were taken from various localities in Malaysia and 12 species of Amomum were examined. The method is the whole observation of the sample and all the morphology and anatomy of the fruit were observed. To ease this process, the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and USB Digital Microscope were used. Most of Amomum fruit has the common morphology characteristics such as fruit shape in oval, capsule types of fruits with persistent calyx, presence of bracts and the arrangement in agglutinate.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amomum, Zingiberaceae, fruit, morphology, anatomy, Malaysia, systematic study, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2019 03:38
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2019 03:38
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/27835

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