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Comparative floral morphology and anatomy in Bulbophyllum Thouars sections Didactyle (Lindl.) Cogn. and Micranthae Barb. Rodr. (Orchidaceae)

Grant number: 12/03433-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2012
Effective date (End): October 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Plant Morphology
Principal Investigator:Alessandra Ike Coan
Grantee:Elaine Lopes Pereira Nunes
Supervisor: Thomas Stützel
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Research place: Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Germany  
Associated to the scholarship:11/11374-3 - Comparative floral morphology and anatomy in neotropical sections of Bulbophyllum Thouars (Orchidaceae), BP.DR

Abstract

Bulbophyllum Thouars is the second largest genus of Angiosperms and is divided in six sections in the neotropics. Floral morphology varies between the sections, probably due to environmental pressures and pollinator specificity. The aim of this is study is to answer the following questions: a) Are there floral morphoanatomical synapomorphies for Bulbophyllum sections Didactyle and Micranthae? b) Do floral morphoanatomical characteristics support the circumscription and monophily of Bulbophyllum sections Didactyle and Micranthae? c) Are there any floral morphoanatomical characteristics of Bulbophyllum sections Didactyle and Micranthae that vary due to the environment? For character assessment, usual techniques of light and scanning electron microscopies, as well as literature review, will be employed. It is expected that this study will contribute to a better understanding of Bulbophyllum sections Didactyle and Micranthae, identifying possible floral synapomorphies and corroborating or not the current circumscription of those sections. Moreover, it will be verified which characteristics reflect the environment which each species inhabits. (AU)

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NUNES, ELAINE L. P.; MALDONADO, PAULA EMMERICH; SMIDT, ERIC C.; STUEZEL, THOMAS; COAN, ALESSANDRA IKE. Floral micromorphology and anatomy and its systematic application to Neotropical Bulbophyllum section Micranthae (Orchidaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 183, n. 2, p. 294-315, . (11/11374-3, 12/03433-2)
NUNES, ELAINE L. P.; SMIDT, ERIC C.; STUETZEL, THOMAS; COAN, ALESSANDRA IKE. Comparative floral micromorphology and anatomy of species of Bulbophyllum section Napelli (Orchidaceae), a Neotropical section widely distributed in forest habitats. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 177, n. 3, p. 378-394, . (11/11374-3, 12/03433-2)
NUNES, ELAINE L. P.; SMIDT, ERIC C.; STUETZEL, THOMAS; COAN, ALESSANDRA IKE. What do floral anatomy and micromorphology tell us about Neotropical Bulbophyllum section Didactyle (Orchidaceae: Bulbophyllinae)?. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 175, n. 3, p. 438-452, . (11/11374-3, 12/03433-2)

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