Leaf Morphology and Anatomy of 7 Varieties of Ficus deltoidea (Moraceae)

Hasan Nudin , Nur Fatihah and Mat, Nashriyah and Abdul Rashid, Nor Zaimah and Mahmud, Khairil and Ali, Abdul Manaf (2014) Leaf Morphology and Anatomy of 7 Varieties of Ficus deltoidea (Moraceae). Turkish Journal of Botany, 38 (4). pp. 677-685. ISSN 1300-008X (printed) 1303-6106 (online)

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The extreme morphological variations and unclear boundaries between varieties can lead to the misleading identification of Ficus deltoideaJack (Moraceae) varieties. This has encouraged many taxonomists and botanists to study the variation within F. deltoidea. Thus, correct identification of F. deltoidea varieties is important, as several morphological and anatomical characters are variety-specific. The present study aims to evaluate the morphology and anatomy of leaf in 7 varieties of F. deltoidea, namely var. deltoidea, var. angustifolia, var. trengganuensis, var. bilobata, var. intermedia, var. kunstleri, and var. motleyana. It also aims to contribute to the identification of the varieties based on the matured leaf characters. The results reveal varying morphological characters in the type of leaf shape, size, surface texture, margin, midrib dichotomous, and petiole length. Moreover, variations in anatomical characters concerning the structures of the lamina, leaf epidermis, and midrib are also demonstrated.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Ficus deltoidea, leaf, varieties, morphology, anatomy, Moraceae
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Bioresources & Food Industry
Depositing User: Prof.Dr Nashriyah Mat
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 10:10
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2015 04:07
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/2126

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