Greener Journal of Biological Sciences Vol. 4 (4), pp. 111-115, May 2014.
© 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 041714190
Comparative Anatomical and Palynological Studies on Rumex L. species (Polygonaceae) in NE Iran
1Mahla Soleimani, 1*Azarnoosh Jafari,
1 Khadijeh Nejad Shahrokhabady and
2Dorrieh Amiri Moghadam
1Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad university, Mashhad, Iran.
2Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
*Corresponding Author’s Email: azarnoosh_djafari @ mshdiau. ac. ir, Tel: 0098 511 8435050
In present study, anatomical and palynological characters of Rumex species in NE Iran were examined. For anatomical study, manual cross sections of fresh and dried stems and leaves were prepared and stained by differential staining. In palynological study, the pollen were extracted from anther, acetolysed and observed by SEM. The results of anatomical research showed, annular collenchymous tissue below the epidermis layer, different shape of vascular bundle, sclerenchymous strands around the vascular bundles in stem, dorsi-ventral mesophyll and continuous and discontinuous vascular bundles in leaves. The palynological findings indicated, panporate, tricolporate, tetracolporate, granulate, microechinate and punctate pollen in studied species.
Keywords: Anatomy, Iran, pollen, Polygonaceae, Rumex.