Functional leaf anatomy of Bomarea Mirb. (Alstroemeriaceae)

  title={Functional leaf anatomy of Bomarea Mirb. (Alstroemeriaceae)},
  author={Anton Hofreiter and Ole B. Lyshede},
  journal={Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society},
  • A. Hofreiter, O. Lyshede
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
The leaf anatomy of Bomarea is described and related to ecological conditions. The principal architecture of all species is very similar; adaptations are developed in numerous differences, for instance degree of lignification. All species have inverse leaves, the adaxial side being the stomatous side. In most species, the leaves are resupinate, the lower surface being the adaxial. Theories for the cause of resupination are discussed. © 2006 The Linnean Society of London, Botanical Journal of… 
Overall, the evidence presented here supports the view of Ravenna (2000), who included Leontochir in Bomarea, and differs from other congeneric species in only two morphological characters.
Foliar anatomy and micromorphology of southern South American Alstroemeriaceae: Alstroemerieae, and its systematic implications in Alstroemeria
Leaf anatomy may support monophyly of Baker's informal grouping of Alstroemeria Brazilian species with rigid leaves, however, a more thorough study of Brazilian Al Stroemeria species are needed to confirm this.
Phylogenetic analyses of Bomarea (Alstroemeriaceae) based on combined analyses of nrDNA ITS, psbA-trnH, rpoB-trnC and matK sequences
The phylogenetic analyses indicate that the ancestor of Bomarea had compound umbels, a twining habit, and foliar indument, which suggests a relatively recent and rapid radiation of this genus.
Pollen morphology and its taxonomic significance in the genus Bomarea Mirb. (Alstroemeriaceae) - I. Subgenera Baccata, Sphaerine, and Wichuraea
Pollen morphology of 24 of the 33 species of three Bomareasubgenera, Baccata, Sphaerine, and Wichuraea, was examined, finding that pollen characters alone did not appear to correlate clearly with the current subgeneric classification of Bomarea, but they may have some taxonomic utility below the subgeneric level.
Conflict between Intrinsic Leaf Asymmetry and Phyllotaxis in the Resupinate Leaves of Alstroemeria psittacina
A morphometric analysis on the resupinate leaves of Alstroemeria psittacina, a dimorphic population without a genetic basis for selection to act upon, finds that leaves arising from plants with a counter-clockwise phyllotactic direction are more asymmetric, larger, and possess symmetrical shape differences relative to leaves from plantsWith clockwisephyllotaxis.
Bomarea dulcis (Hook.) Beauv. is illustrated and details of its cultivation are given; its relationships to other members of subgenus Wichuraea are discussed.
Leaf Anatomy and Function
Plant leaves provide the following main functions: (1) light interception and utilization of light energy for photosynthesis. This includes efficient light absorption under low and moderate light,


Leaf morphology and taxonomic history of Luzuriaga (Philesiaceae)
The leaf morphology, in particular venation and anatomy of the four species, are described and illustrated including SEM photographs of epidermal features and two separate keys to the species are provided.
Comparative and functional leaf anatomy of selected Alstroemeriaceae of mainly Chilean origin
Most species of Alstroemeriaceae are mesomorphic in spite of the dry environments in which they grow; a few show xeromorphic features and the leaves are compared and discussed with relation to ecological conditions.
The delimitation, infrageneric subdivision, ecology and distribution of BomareaMirbel (Alstroemeriaceae)
The taxonomic history of the genus Bomarea is described and the delimitation of Bomarea to the closely related genus Alstroemeria is analysed, where the vegetative characters were found to be most variable while selected generative characters are appropriate to characterise systematic groups.
Phylogeny, morphology, and biogeography ofChuquiraga, an Andean-Patagonian genus of Asteraceae-Barnadesioideae
Results suggest an origin of the genus in southern South America, with two major evolutionary radiations, one more northern in the Central and Northern Andes, and the other in the Southern Andes and the North Chilean, Patagonia and Monte Deserts.
Revision of the subgenus Wichuraea (M.Roemer) Baker of BomareaMirbel (Alstroemeriaceae)
The subgenus Wichuraea of Bomarea (Alstroemeriaceae) was last revised by Baker (1888) as part of his revision of the genus Bomarea, indicating an urgent need for further revision.
Age and biogeography of major clades in Liliales.
A robust phylogeny of 40 genera and all seven families of the Liliales based on rbcL sequences was dated, supporting the Campynemataceae as a monophyletic group and aspects of historical biogeography were investigated by dispersal-vicariance analysis.
Die Entfaltungsbewegungen der Pflanzen und deren teleologische Deutung Ergänzungsband zur “Organographie der Pflanzen”
THE work of Prof. Goebel, of the University of Munich, is known to all students interested in the morphology and physiology of plants. His “Organo-graphie der Pflanzen “was translated into English by
Tropische hochgebirgspflanzen : wuchs-und lebensformen
The Cordilleras of the Tropical Americas . Aspects of climatic , phytogeographical and agrarian ecology
  • 1968
  • Bulbs for Warm Climates
  • 2001