Inflorescence and Flower Development in the Hedychieae (Zingiberaceae): Scaphochlamys kunstleri (Baker) Holttum

@article{Kirchoff1998InflorescenceAF,
  title={Inflorescence and Flower Development in the Hedychieae (Zingiberaceae): Scaphochlamys kunstleri (Baker) Holttum},
  author={Bruce Kirchoff},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={159},
  pages={261 - 274}
}
  • B. Kirchoff
  • Published 1 March 1998
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Plant Sciences
Primary inflorescence bracts are initiated in a spiral phyllotactic pattern on the flanks of the inflorescence apex. A cincinnus primordium forms in the axil of each primary bract. A prophyll is initiated in the transverse plane and later extends around the periphery of the cincinnus to produce a sheathing, but not tubular, bract. The apex of the cincinnus forms a flower. Flower development begins with the enlargement and flattening of the floral apex. Sepal initiation is sequential but differs… 
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