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Leaf anatomy of the South African Danthonieae (Poaceae). XVIII. Centropodia mossamedensis

R. P. Ellis
Bothalia | Vol 19, No 1 | a942 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v19i1.942 | © 1989 R. P. Ellis | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 October 1989 | Published: 18 October 1989

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R. P. Ellis, Botanical Research Institute. Department of Agriculture and Water Supply, South Africa

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The leaf blade anatomy of Centropodia mossamedensis (Rendle) T. A. Cope [=  Asthenatherum mossamedense (Rendle) Conert] is described and illustrated. This description is based on freshly fixed material and confirms that this species has Kranz anatomy with the C4 photosynthetic pathway. The anatomy differs little from that of C.  glauca and both undoubtedly belong to the same genus which is justifiably separated from the other danthonoid genera.


<i>Centropodia mossamedensis</i>; C4; Danthonieae. Kranz. leaf anatomy; Poaceae


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