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Proceedings: Plant Sciences

, Volume 95, Issue 1, pp 17–19 | Cite as

Seed morphology in five species ofBiophytum DC (Oxalidaceae)

  • S M Farooqui
  • N Rama Swamy
  • Bir Bahadur
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Abstract

Seeds ofBiophytum vizB. helenae, B. intermedium, B. petersianum, B. reinwardtii andB. sensitivum are brownish, small (0·87 to 1·63 mm long), tuberculate and show distinct orientations of ridges and furrows and crystalliferous epidermal cells. On the basis of these characters a key is proposed to delimit the five species ofBiophytum.

Keywords

Biophytum seed morphology taxonomic significance 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • S M Farooqui
    • 1
  • N Rama Swamy
    • 1
  • Bir Bahadur
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyKakatiya UniversityWarangalIndia

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