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The ontogeny of the fruit and seed of Momordica balsamina

H. J. van Rensburg, P. J. Robbertse, J. G. C. Small, J. G. C. Small
Bothalia | Vol 14, No 3/4 | a1263 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v14i3/4.1263 | © 1983 H. J. van Rensburg, P. J. Robbertse, J. G. C. Small, J. G. C. Small | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 November 1983 | Published: 06 November 1983

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H. J. van Rensburg, Margaretha Mes Institute for Seed Research, Department of Botany, University of Pretoria, South Africa
P. J. Robbertse, Margaretha Mes Institute for Seed Research, Department of Botany, University of Pretoria, South Africa
J. G. C. Small, Margaretha Mes Institute for Seed Research, Department of Botany, University of Pretoria, South Africa
J. G. C. Small, Margaretha Mes Institute for Seed Research, Department of Botany, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

The ontogeny and morphology of the seed and fruit of Momordica balsamina L. are discussed in detail and compared with some of the relevant literature. Cucurbitaceous ovules are usually described as anatropous but, according to this study, at least those of some taxa should be regarded as circinotropous.


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