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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Anatomy And Histochemistry Of The Nectaries Of Rodriguezia Venusta (lindl.) Rchb. F. (orchidaceae)
Author: Leitao C.A.E.
Dolder M.A.H.
Cortelazzo A.L.
Abstract: Orchidaceae is one of the largest angiosperm families. Although extensively studied, reports of anatomy of secretory structures of orchids are relatively scarce. Rodriguezia venusta is an epiphytic orchid occurring in Brazil and Peru that has floral and extrafloral nectaries. This study describes the structure and the histochemistry of these secretory structures. Floral and extrafloral nectary samples were obtained from R. venusta plants that were collected in a gallery forest in the State of Bahia, Brazil, and grown in a greenhouse. Theses samples were fixed and processed according to routine procedures in plant anatomy and histochemistry or for scanning electron microscopy. The extrafloral nectaries occur on the edge and sub-edge of young leaves and at the basal portion of bracts that subtend the floral buds. They are structurally very similar, being formed by a nectary parenchyma and a simple epidermis with stomata ("non-structured nectaries"). The floral nectary is inserted at the floral receptacle fused with the labellum base, between this structure and the two inferior connate sepals. This nectary consists of an epidermis with numerous specific nectar secreting trichomes, a subnectary and a nectary parenchyma abundantly supplied by vascular terminations. Its structure is complex and distinct from other floral nectaries described for Orchidaceae. © 2014 Elsevier GmbH.
Editor: Urban und Fischer Verlag Jena
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.flora.2014.03.002
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Date Issue: 2014
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