Developmental evolution of endosperm in basal angiosperms: evidence from Amborella (Amborellaceae), Nuphar (Nymphaeaceae), and Illicium (Illiciaceae)

@article{Floyd2001DevelopmentalEO,
  title={Developmental evolution of endosperm in basal angiosperms: evidence from Amborella (Amborellaceae), Nuphar (Nymphaeaceae), and Illicium (Illiciaceae)},
  author={Sandra K. Floyd and William E. Friedman},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
  year={2001},
  volume={228},
  pages={153-169}
}
Abstract. Because of their basal phylogenetic position, Amborella, Nymphaeales, and Illiciales (and allies) are key to reconstructing ancestral character states and to tracing character state transitions that occurred during the earliest radiation of flowering plants. Endosperm is the sexually-derived embryo-nourishing tissue that is unique to the life cycle of angiosperms. We provide detailed descriptions of endosperm development in Amborella, Nuphar (Nymphaeales), and Illicium (Illiciales… 

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