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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Calycine colleters of seven species of Apocynaceae (Apocynoideae) from Brazil|
|Abstract:||The structure and organization of calycine colleters belonging to four genera of Apocynaceae are described. Calycine colleters were found in all species. All colleters had the same histological composition, but morphological differences were observed in four species. Most colleters were of the standard type, and possible deviations resulted in three morphological types: bifurcated, laminar, and sessile. Mechanisms of cell separation, proliferation, and elongation may explain the origin of the new types. As a consequence of morphological changes, the secretory surface was expanded in the bifurcated, laminar, and sessile glands. Most colleters were in a post-secretory phase, but a hydrophilic secretion was observed in Mandevilla pycnantha and Mesechites mansoana. A larger secretory surface, together with the extension of the secretory phase in adult flowers, were major shifts in the calycine colleters of Apocynaceae, and are possibly correlated with the functional and ecological aspects of these organs. Three patterns of distribution of calycine colleters were observed: alternate, opposite, or indefinitely distributed. The alternate pattern was not homogeneous, and three subtypes were recognized: four-, five-, and ten-grouped colleters. The number of calycine colleters was variable between taxa and even within the same species.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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