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Funmilola Mabel, OJO [1], ADELALU, Kole Fredrick [2], Blessing Oluwatosin, OMOYENI [3].

Comparative Anatomical Studies of Four Accessions of Bambusa vulgaris Schrad EX J.C. Wendl collected in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigria.

Comparative anatomical studies were carried out on four accessions of Bambusa vulgaris with a view to identifying characters of taxonomic purposes and to better understand the taxonomic relationship between the four accessions. The study revealed that the four accessions were similar qualitatively while the anatomical parameters such as the thick cuticle, epidermal outlines, the presence or absence and the types of fibers, parenchyma cells, and ergastic substances all serve great species’ identification purpose for Bambusa vulgaris. The Dendogram of the accessions using combined stem and root micro-anatomical information revealed that BV3 and BV2 are closely related as they form a clade and subsequently distanced from BV1 and Bv2. However, BV1 forms a sister clade with BV3 and BV4. This result showed that BV2 have been influenced by ecological/environmental factors. This research concluded that quantitative stem and root anatomical characters are important in delineating species accessions and should be employed in separating closely related species as well as different accessions of the same species, and also powerful to detect ecological and environmental factors on plant species.

1 - Department Of Biological Sciences, Olusegun Agagu University Of Sci. And Technology Okitipupa , P.M.B. 353, Km 6, Okitipupa-Igbokoda Road, Okitipupa, Ondo, ON, 234, Nigeria
2 - Obafemi Awolowo University , Botany, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science , Ile-Ife, Osun, 23401, Nigeria
3 - Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technicology,, Department of Biological Sciences (Botany programme), Klm 6, Okitipupa- Igbokoda Road, P. M. B. 353, Okitipupa , OD, 23401, Nigeria

Bambusa vulgaris
Taxonomy .

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Number: SYST I003
Abstract ID:42
Candidate for Awards:None

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