Svetlana S. Beer's research while affiliated with Moscow State Forest University and other places

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Five species of Salicornia are investigated with respect to flower and inflorescence development. The triad of flowers likely represents a dichasium. Flowers possess three to four tepals, one or two stamens and two or three carpels. In the central flower of a triad, stamen insertion is always in the median plane, which is a major symmetry plane of...
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In this study we analysed ETS sequence data of 164 accessions belonging to 31 taxa of Salicornia, a widespread, hygrohalophytic genus of succulent, annual herbs of Chenopodiaceae subfam. Salicornioideae, to investigate phylogenetic and biogeographical patterns and hypothesise about the processes that shaped them. Furthermore, our aim was to underst...

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... The atypical flowers of Stellaria (Caryophyllaceae; Matzke 1932) and Fagopyrum (Polygonaceae; Kadyrova 2015) are found more frequently at the end of flowering season, i.e. on branches of higher order; in Fagopyrum, an additional peak of production of anomalous flowers is also observed at the beginning of flowering period (Kadyrova 2015). In dichasia of Salicornia (Amaranthaceae), a central flower typically has other merism than laterals (Beer et al. 2010), which is also true for Lythrum (Lythraceae), Ruta (Rutaceae) (original observations), and Adoxa (Adoxaceae). Position of flowers in the inflorescence, especially a highly ramified cyme, may therefore contribute to fluctuating floral merism. ...
... Salicornia is an important genus including in Amaranthaceae family. All plant species in this genus are succulent annuals joins from 25 to 30 species present in Eurasia, North America and Africa [1] . Salicornia and Sarcocornia species are excellent investment for saline agriculture due to their high tolerance to salinity [2] . ...