Greener Journal of Biological Sciences

Open Access

Greener Journal of  Biological Sciences Vol. 4 (4), pp. 111-115, May 2014.

 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 041714190


Comparative Anatomical and Palynological Studies on Rumex L. species (Polygonaceae) in NE Iran


 1Mahla Soleimani, 1*Azarnoosh Jafari,

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.

Return to Content        View Reprint (PDF) (1472KB)