A dorsiventral mycorrhizal root in the achlorophyllous Sciaphila polygyna (Triuridaceae)

Abstract

The star-like root system of the achlorophyllous Sciaphila polygyna (Triuridaceae) consists of roots up to 1.4 mm thick and 1 cm long seemingly radiating from a single origin. Internally, the roots show a bilateral symmetry when viewed in cross-section: the third root cell layer contains rather loose coils of the aseptate mycorrhizal fungus from the dorsal… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00572-003-0255-4

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