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The endothecium — a neglected criterion in taxonomy and phylogeny?

A. R. A. Noel
Bothalia | Vol 14, No 3/4 | a1250 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v14i3/4.1250 | © 1983 A. R. A. Noel | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 November 1983 | Published: 06 November 1983

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A. R. A. Noel, Department of Botany, University of Natal, South Africa

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A method has been devised for the screening of the endothecium in flowering plants, principally with a view to describing the cell wall thickening. A scheme of nomenclature and coding has been proposed, which permits a more detailed and unambiguous recording of endothecial variety than was hitherto possible. There is some evidence that this structural variation could have taxonomic and phylogenetic significance.


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