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dc.contributor.authorPhiri, P.S.M
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-25T08:51:37Z
dc.date.available2011-03-25T08:51:37Z
dc.date.issued2011-03-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://dspace.unza.zm/handle/123456789/235
dc.description.abstractA morphological study of hairs of Marsilea L. was undertaken. Methods involving scanning electron microscopy, histology and light microscopy were employed. Examined material based on 24 African species, 3 New World and 3 Australian species. The hairs are dorsiventrally flattened; sculptured with numerous papillae on dorsal surface, but very few or lacking on ventral surface. Hairs in all species are all anvil-shaped, elaborated into a two-armed, asymmetrical, uniseriate body. Mars-ilea farinosa is an exception for possessing two hair kinds, the anvil-shaped and the simple type.Traditional classification of Mars-ilea species is based on sporocarp characters; but existence of interspecific variation in hairs can lend support to a stable classification of the genus.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMorphologyen_US
dc.titleA morphological study of the hairs of Marsilea L.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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