Shuichi Hamatani and Genjiro Ishida (The Hiroshima Botanical Garden)
Karyomorphological observation in Empodium namaquensis, Hypoxidaceae
Empodium namaquensis was karyomorphologically investigated. The chromosome number
was counted to be 2n = 14, which was the first report for this species.
At the resting stage, karyotype was observed as simple chromocenter type.
At mitotic prophase, it was regarded as intermediate type of continuous
type and gradual type. Karyotype at mitotic metaphase, it was regarded
as gradual due to chromosome length and symmetric due to arm ratio.