Seed morphology in Southern AfricanOrchidoideae (Orchidaceae)

@article{Kurzweil1993SeedMI,
  title={Seed morphology in Southern AfricanOrchidoideae (Orchidaceae)},
  author={Hubert Kurzweil},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
  year={1993},
  volume={185},
  pages={229-247}
}
  • H. Kurzweil
  • Published 1 September 1993
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Plant Systematics and Evolution
The seed morphology of 151 species of Southern AfricanOrchidoideae (Orchideae andDiseae; sensuDressler 1981) was studied by means of scanning electron microscopy. Two different seed types were found. (1) In the majority of species the seeds are minute and fusiform. The seed coat is made up of comparatively few concave and elongate testa cells with straight or slightly undulate and generally unthickened anticlinal cell walls. The seed type was here termed “Satyrium-type”. While most species are… 

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