The structure of colleters in several species of Simira (Rubiaceae).

@article{Klein2004TheSO,
  title={The structure of colleters in several species of Simira (Rubiaceae).},
  author={Denise Espellet Klein and Valdirene Moreira Gomes and Sebasti{\~a}o Jos{\'e} DA Silva-Neto and M Da Cunha},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2004},
  volume={94 5},
  pages={733-40}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Colleters are secretory structures consisting of a parenchymatic middle axis surrounded by a layer of palisade-like epidermal cells. Colleters occur in a large number of rubiaceous species. Their function is to protect the developing shoot apex. They are also taxonomically useful in the Rubiaceae. This study characterized the structure… CONTINUE READING