The bicolor unit — homology and transformation of an inflorescence structure unique to coreMalvales

@article{Bayer2004TheBU,
  title={The bicolor unit — homology and transformation of an inflorescence structure unique to coreMalvales},
  author={Clemens Bayer},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={214},
  pages={187-198}
}
  • C. Bayer
  • Published 1 March 1999
  • Biology
  • Plant Systematics and Evolution
A broad comparative analysis reveals that the inflorescences of coreMalvales, familiesSterculiaceae, Tiliaceae, Bombacaceae andMalvaceae, include characteristic repeating units. The basic repeating unit is called bicolor unit (afterTheobroma bicolor, where it was first observed). It is determinate and bears three bracts, one of which is invariably sterile, whereas the others subtend lateral cymes or single flowers. Through the demonstration of intermediate steps in closely related taxa the… 
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