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Ontogeny of the mucilage ducts of Polygala angulata DC. (Polygalaceae)

Author(s):
Andrade de Aguiar-Dias, Ana Cristina [1] ; Cardoso-Gustayson, Poliana [2]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Inst Bot Sao Paulo, BR-04301902 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF THE TORREY BOTANICAL SOCIETY; v. 138, n. 3, p. 255-261, JUL-SEP 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

AGUIAR-DIAS, A. C. A. (Pos-Graduacao em Biologia Vegetal, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Instituto de Biologia, 13083-970, Campinas, SP, Brazil), CARDOSO-GUSTAVSON, P. (Instituto de Botanica de Sao Paulo, 04301-902, SP, Brazil), Ontogeny of the mucilage ducts of Polygala angulata DC. (Polygalaceae). J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 138: 255-261. 2011.-The present study describes the occurrence of mucilage ducts within Polygalaceae. Polygala angulata DC. is a species from the Brazilian cerrado that possesses secretory ducts in the stem angles of primary growth. First, a schizogeneous process and later, a lytic process both take place in the course of secretory duct formation, characterizing the development of the glands as schizolysigenous. Histochemical tests confirm the mucilage nature of the exudate. The presumable functions of this gland are associated with xeromorphic adaptation of this species to the cerrado environment. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 03/12595-7 - Floristic composition, structure and functioning of the Dense Rainforest nuclei of Picinguaba and Santa Virgínia of Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Grantee:Carlos Alfredo Joly
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants