Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

A karyotypic and anatomical study of an unidentified liliaceous plant

By J. J. Spies and D. S. Hardy


<p>An unidentified sterile liliaceous plant and three possible relatives were studied karyotypically and anatomically. All these plants have a somatic chromosome number of 2n = 14. The possibility of the sterile plant having arisen as a result of a mutation appears unlikely, when compared with the possibility of hybrid origin. Chromosome morphology rules out  <em>Bulbine latifolia</em> (L.f.) R. &amp; S. and <em>Aloe arborescens</em> Mill, as possible parents. The sterile plant and Aloe marlothii Berger have similar karyotypes and. therefore.<em> A. marlothii</em> may be one of the parents. A close relationship between the sterile plant and the genus <em>Aloe</em> is further confirmed by their similar epidermal structure.</p

Topics: General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, QH1-199.5
Publisher: AOSIS
Year: 1983
DOI identifier: 10.4102/abc.v14i2.1161
OAI identifier:
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • (external link)
  • (external link)
  • (external link)
  • (external link)
  • Suggested articles

    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.