The role of inner staminodes in the floral display of some relicMagnoliales

Abstract

The inner staminodes (between stamens and carpels) in some relicMagnoliales (Austrobaileyaceae, Degeneriaceae, Eupomatiaceae, andHimantandraceae) are not just reduced stamens; they are very elaborate organs. InEupomatiaceae, Himantandraceae, and probablyDegeneriaceae they have their own secretory structures which do not occur on the stamens. These play an… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00989551

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