Spore morphology of Vaginularia Fée species (Pteridaceae) from South-Eastern Asia A.

A. V. Vaganov, I. I. Gureyeva, A. A. Kuznetsov, R. S. Romanets


A comparative study of spores of two species of Vaginularia (Vittarioideae, Pteridaceae) from South-Eastern – Vaginularia paradoxa (Fée) Mett. ex Miq. and V. trichoidea Fée – was performed by the method of scanning electronic microscopy (SEM). Spores are tetrahedral, trilete; they are very similar to each other in smooth surface and relatively narrow laesura arms. Differences between species are in shape of spores in proximal position (triangular with narrowly-rounded corners and concave sides in V. paradoxa and triangular with broadly-rounded corners and slightly concave sides in V. trichoidea), in length of laesura arms relative to the radius of the spore (laesura arms are about 0.75 of spore radius in V. paradoxa, and riches corners of spore in V. trichoidea) and in size of spore (spore of V. paradoxa are about 1.5 times more in equatorial diameter and 1.7 times more in polar axis length).


Vaginularia; Vittarioideae; Pteridaceae; spore morphology; scanning electronic microscopy (SEM)

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