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Annual habit and apomixis as drought adaptations in Selaginella tenerrima

J. Kornaś, A. Jankun
Bothalia | Vol 14, No 3/4 | a1223 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v14i3/4.1223 | © 1983 J. Kornaś, A. Jankun | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 November 1983 | Published: 06 November 1983

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J. Kornaś, Institute of Botany, Jagellonian University, Poland
A. Jankun, Institute of Botany, Jagellonian University, Poland

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Selaginella tenerrima A. Braun ex Kuhn, widely distributed in the savanna-woodland and savanna zones of tropical Africa, is strictly annual. Dormant megaspores survive the yearly drought. Apomixis has been confirmed through laboratory cultures. Microsporangia are usually absent or very few. and the sporophyte chromosome number is triploid: 2n = 30.


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