J Syst Evol ›› 1983, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (1): 50-54.

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Karyotype Analysis of Speirantha gardenii (Hook.) Baill.

Yang Di-Qing, Zhu Xie-Fu   

  1. (Lushan Botanical Garden)
  • Published:1983-02-18

Abstract: This paper reports the chromosome numbers and karyotype analysis of Speirantha gardenii, which is endemic to China. The material was collected from Huang Shan, Anhui. It is a diploid species. Its somatic chromosome is 2n=38=22m+6sm+10st. The 9th pair is submedian centromere chromosomes, but it has two constrictions. The secondary constriction is on the short arm near centromere. Of the 19 chromosome pairs,secondary constriction is present only in this pair.