Seeds of eriocaulaceae of the United States and Canada

Scott Zona, Philip Davis, L. A A H Gunathilake, Jeffery Prince, James W. Horn

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Abstract

A study of seed coat micromorphology, using both light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy, revealed characters of taxonomic significance and utility among the species of Eriocaulaceae of the United States and Canada. Our survey of nine native species of Eriocaulon, five Lachnocaulon, and one Syngonanthus revealed diversity in the shape and size of the cells of the seed coat, the degree and pattern of ornamentation, and appendage shape. In the context of world Eriocaulaceae, the species of the United States and Canada exhibit no morphologies that are unique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-45
Number of pages9
JournalCastanea
Volume77
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

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Eriocaulaceae
Lachnocaulon
Syngonanthus
Canada
Eriocaulon
seeds
appendages
microstructure
light microscopy
indigenous species
scanning electron microscopy
cells
seed coat

Keywords

  • Eriocaulaceae
  • Eriocaulon
  • Lachnocaulon
  • scanning electron microscopy
  • seed
  • Syngonanthus

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  • Plant Science

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Zona, S., Davis, P., Gunathilake, L. A. A. H., Prince, J., & Horn, J. W. (2012). Seeds of eriocaulaceae of the United States and Canada. Castanea, 77(1), 37-45. https://doi.org/10.2179/11-032

Seeds of eriocaulaceae of the United States and Canada. / Zona, Scott; Davis, Philip; Gunathilake, L. A A H; Prince, Jeffery; Horn, James W.

In: Castanea, Vol. 77, No. 1, 01.03.2012, p. 37-45.

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Zona, S, Davis, P, Gunathilake, LAAH, Prince, J & Horn, JW 2012, 'Seeds of eriocaulaceae of the United States and Canada', Castanea, vol. 77, no. 1, pp. 37-45. https://doi.org/10.2179/11-032
Zona S, Davis P, Gunathilake LAAH, Prince J, Horn JW. Seeds of eriocaulaceae of the United States and Canada. Castanea. 2012 Mar 1;77(1):37-45. https://doi.org/10.2179/11-032
Zona, Scott ; Davis, Philip ; Gunathilake, L. A A H ; Prince, Jeffery ; Horn, James W. / Seeds of eriocaulaceae of the United States and Canada. In: Castanea. 2012 ; Vol. 77, No. 1. pp. 37-45.
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