Morphology of ovule, seed and pollen grain of <i>Rafflesia</i> R. Br. (Rafflesiaceae)

  • Nery Sofiyanti Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Riau, Kampus Bina Widya Panam, Pekanbaru, Riau
  • Choong Chee Yen School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, National University of Malaysia, Bangi Selangor 43600
Keywords: Rafflesia, Ovule, Seed, Pollen grain

Abstract

The ovules, seeds and pollen grains of 24 Rafflesia specimens from nine species were examined. The ovules and seeds of all specimens showed similar shapes and structures. Rafflesia ovules are J-shaped and incompletely anatropous, while the seeds are chestnut-shaped. The pollen grains are small (10-25 ?m in diameter), prolate-spheroidal and subprolate, monoporate, with a smooth surface and no ornamentation.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v19i2.13124

Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 19(2): 109-117, 2012 (December)

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Sofiyanti, N., & Yen, C. (2012). Morphology of ovule, seed and pollen grain of <i>Rafflesia</i&gt; R. Br. (Rafflesiaceae). Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 19(2), 109-117. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v19i2.13124
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