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Cytogenetic studies in some representatives of the subfamily Pooideae (Poaceae) in South Africa. 3. The tribe Poeae

J. J. Spies, S. M. C. van Wyk, I. C. Nieman, E. J. L. Liebenberg
Bothalia | Vol 27, No 1 | a661 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v27i1.661 | © 1997 J. J. Spies, S. M. C. van Wyk, I. C. Nieman, E. J. L. Liebenberg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 October 1997 | Published: 07 October 1997

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J. J. Spies, Department of Botany and Genetics, University of the Orange Free State, South Africa
S. M. C. van Wyk, Department of Botany and Genetics, University of the Orange Free State, South Africa
I. C. Nieman, Department of Botany and Genetics, University of the Orange Free State, South Africa
E. J. L. Liebenberg, National Botanical Institute, South Africa

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Abstract

This is a report on chromosome numbers for the tribe Poeae, which is represented in South Africa mainly by naturalized
exotics. Chromosome numbers of 67 specimens, representing 26 species and 11 genera, are presented. These numbers include
the first reports on Poa binata Nees (n = 3x = 21 and n = 4x = 28), Puccinellia acroxantha C.A.Sm. & CE.Hubb. (n = 3x = 21)
and P. angusta (Nees) C.A.Sm. & C.E.Hubb. (n = x = 7). New ploidy levels are reported for Catapodium rigidum (L.) CE.Hubb.
(n = 2x = 14), Festuca caprina Nees (n = 2x = 14) and F. scabra Vahl (n = x = 7).

Keywords

basic chromosome numbers; chromosomes; meiosis; Poaceae; Poeae; polyploidy; Pooideae; South Africa

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