Indian Cheilanthoid fern - A numerical taxonomic approach

  • Kakali Sen Department of Botany, University of Kalyani, Pin-741235, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal
  • Radhanath Mukhopadhyay CAS, Department of Botany, University of Burdwan, Pin-713104, Burdwan, West Bengal. Present Address: 8/3, Dinabandhu Mukherjee Lane, Shibpur, Howrah, Pin-711102, West Bengal
Keywords: Cheilanthoid fern, Cluster analysis, Micromorphology, Numerical taxonomy.

Abstract

Twenty one species belonging to five genera (viz. Aleuritopteris F?e, Cheilanthes Sw., Doryopteris J. Sm., Notholaena R. Brown, Pellaea Link.) of the Indian cheilanthoid ferns were studied to develop the new data set of micromorphological details viz. epidermal cells, stomatal morphotypes, venation pattern and spore ultrastructre. Cluster analysis was performed by using the two- state of multiple characters that separate the genus Aleuritopteris from Cheilanthes at the Eucladian distance of 5.1, though completely linked with other closely related genera, viz. Doryopteris, Notholaena and Pellaea. The taxonomic conundrum lies within these genera was resolved with numerical taxonomic study.

Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 23(2): 133-142, 2016 (December)

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Sen, K., & Mukhopadhyay, R. (2016). Indian Cheilanthoid fern - A numerical taxonomic approach. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 23(2), 133-142. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v23i2.30839
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