Stamen Development in Salvia L.: Homology Reinvestigated

@article{ClassenBockhoff2004StamenDI,
  title={Stamen Development in Salvia L.: Homology Reinvestigated},
  author={Regine Classen-Bockhoff and Michael Crone and Elena V. Baikova},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={165},
  pages={475 - 498}
}
The genus Salvia is characterized by lever‐like modified stamens. The hypothesis of homology is reinvestigated by referring to three different levels of positional homology: (1) the position of the stamen within the flower, (2) the position of the lever within the stamen, and (3) the position of the reduced theca within the lower lever arm. Stamen development in twenty‐one Salvia species from different sections and with highly diverse staminal structures is studied. Starting with an asymmetric… 
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