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Leaf anatomy of the South African Danthonieae (Poaceae). II. Merxmuellera disticha

R. P. Ellis
Bothalia | Vol 13, No 1/2 | a1308 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v13i1/2.1308 | © 1980 R. P. Ellis | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 November 1980 | Published: 06 November 1980

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R. P. Ellis, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agricultural Technical Services, South Africa

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Abstract

The anatomical structure, of the leaf blade as seen in transverse section, and of the abaxial epidermis, of Merxmuellera disticha (Nees) Conert is described and illustrated. Three distinct anatomical “forms” are recognized viz. typical M. disticha, the Drakensberg form and the alpine bog form. These three anatomical groups also appear to have differing environmental requirements and probably warrant taxonomic status.


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