The morphological interpretation of epiascidiate leaves —An historical perspective—

@article{Franck2008TheMI,
  title={The morphological interpretation of epiascidiate leaves —An historical perspective—},
  author={Daniel H. Franck},
  journal={The Botanical Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={42},
  pages={345-388}
}
Epiascidiate leaves are those foliar organs whose adaxial (ventral) side is the inside of a tube. Such tubular leaves are found in Nepenthaceae, Sarraceniaceae, Cephalotaceae, and Lentibulariaceae. Throughout botanical history these leaves have received considerable attention because of their bizarre morphology and problems of interpretation. This paper documents the attempts of the last 150 years to correctly understand their organographic nature. All epiascidiate foliar organs are… CONTINUE READING