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Amborella trichopoda

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Containing group: Angiosperms


Amborella trichopoda is a small, evergreen, doecious shrub that occurs only in the moist, shaded understory of montane forests on the South Pacific island of New Caledonia.

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Bergthorsson, U., A. O. Richardson, G. J. Young, L. R. Goertzen, and J. D. Palmer. 2004. Massive horizontal transfer of mitochondrial genes from diverse land plant donors to the basal angiosperm Amborella. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 101(51):17747-17752.

Bobrov, A. V. F. Ch., P. K. Endress, A. P. Melikian, M. S. Romanov, A. N. Sorokin, and A. P. Bejerano. 2005. Fruit structure of Amborella trichopoda (Amborellaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 148(3):265-274.

Buzgo, M., P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 2004. Floral developmental morphology of Amborella trichopoda (Amborellaceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 165:925-947.

Endress, P. K. and A. Igersheim. 2000. Reproductive structures of the basal angiosperm Amborella trichopoda (Amborellaceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 161:S237-S248.

Feild, T. S., M. A. Zweiniecki, T. Brodribb, T. Jaffre, M. J. Donoghue, and N. M. Holbrook. 2000. Structure and function of tracheary elements in Amborella trichopoda. International Journal of Plant Sciences 161:705-712

Floyd, S. K. and W. E. Friedman. 2001. Developmental evolution of endosperm in basal angiosperms: evidence from Amborella (Amborellaceae), Nuphar (Nymphaeaceae), and Illicium (Illiciaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 228:153-169.

Hesse, M. 2001. Pollen characters of Amborella trichopoda (Amborellaceae): a reinvestigation. International Journal of Plant Sciences 162:201-208.

Oginuma, K., T. Jaffre, and H. Tobe. 2000. The karyotype analysis of somatic chromosomes in Amborella trichopoda (Amborellaceae). Journal of Plant Research 113:281-283.

Philipson, W. R. 1993. Amborellaceae. Pages 92-93 in: in: The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. II. Flowering Plants: Dicotyledons, Magnoliid, Hamamelid and Caryophyllid Families. K. Kubitzki, J. G. Rohwer, and V. Bittrich, eds. Springer, Berlin.

Posluszny, U. and P. B. Tomlinson. 2003. Aspects of inflorescence and floral development in the putative basal angiosperm Amborella trichopoda (Amborellaceae). Canadian Journal of Botany 81:28-39.

Sampson, F. B. 1993. Pollen morphology of the Amborellaceae and Hortoniaceae (Hortonioideae, Monimiaceae). Grana 32:154-162.

Thien, L. B., T. L.Sage. T. Jaffré, P. Bernhardt, V. Pontieri, P. H. Weston, D. Malloch, H. Azuma, S. W. Graham, M. A. McPherson, H. S. Rai, R. F. Sage, and J.-L. Dupre. 2003. The population structure and floral biology of Amborella trichopoda (Amborellaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 90:466-490.

Tobe, H., T. Jaffre, and P. H. Raven. 2000. Embryology of Amborella (Amborellaceae): Descriptions and polarity of character states. Journal of Plant Research 113:271-280.

Yamada, T., H. Tobe, R. Imaichi, and M. Kato. 2001. Developmental morphology of the ovules of Amborella trichopoda (Amborellaceae) and Chloranthus serratus (Chloranthaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 137:277-290.

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Scientific Name Amborella trichopoda
Location cultivated at the University of California Botanical Garden, Berkeley, California
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Body Part leaves
Source Amborella_trichopoda_2.jpg
Source Collection Wikimedia Commons
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License - Version 2.5.
Copyright © 2007 Stan Shebs
Scientific Name Amborella trichopoda
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Doug Soltis
Body Part Flower
Copyright © Sangtae Kim
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