Seed coat diversity in some tribes of Cucurbitaceae: implications for taxonomy and species identification

@article{Heneidak2015SeedCD,
  title={Seed coat diversity in some tribes of Cucurbitaceae: implications for taxonomy and species identification},
  author={Samia Heneidak and Kadry N. Abdel Khalik},
  journal={Acta Botanica Brasilica},
  year={2015},
  volume={29},
  pages={129-142}
}
Abstract: To evaluate their diagnostic value in systematic studies, seed coat morphology for 16 taxa from 11 genera of Cucurbitaceae were examined using stereomicroscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The taxa included representatives of the tribes Benincaseae, Bryonieae, Coniandreae, and Luffeae in order to evaluate their diagnostic value in systematic studies. Macro- and micromorphological characters of their seeds are presented, including shape, color, size, surface, epidermal cell shape… 

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