Comparative morphology and floral biology of three species of the genus of <i>Nymphaea</i> from Bangladesh

Authors

  • Hosne Ara Begum Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya (BCKVV), West Bengal
  • KK Ghosal Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya (BCKVV), West Bengal
  • TK Chattopadhyay Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya (BCKVV), West Bengal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v39i2.7478

Keywords:

Nymphaea, Comparative morphology, Floral biology

Abstract

Morphology and floral biology of three species of the genus Nymphaea (Nymphaeaceae) of Bangladesh revealed that N. nouchali, N. pubescens and N. rubra, were normal, protogynous or normal and protogynous, respectively. N. pubescens was night bloomer and each flower opened for three consecutive nights where as N. rubra opened for four consecutive nights and N. nouchali for three consecutive days. The behavior of anther dehiscence and stigma appendages had significant role in pollination. Excellent pollen germination and receptivity were observed in the exudate of stigma cup.

Key words: Nymphaea; Comparative morphology; Floral biology

DOI: 10.3329/bjb.v39i2.7478

Bangladesh J. Bot. 39(2): 179-183, 2010 (December)  

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Begum, H. A., Ghosal, K., & Chattopadhyay, T. (2011). Comparative morphology and floral biology of three species of the genus of <i>Nymphaea</i> from Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 39(2), 179–183. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v39i2.7478

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