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A procedure for standardizing comparative leaf anatomy in the Poaceae. I. The leaf-blade as viewed in transverse section

R. P. Ellis
Bothalia | Vol 12, No 1 | a1382 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v12i1.1382 | © 1976 R. P. Ellis | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 November 1976 | Published: 10 November 1976

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R. P. Ellis, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agricultural Technical Services, South Africa

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Descriptive “keys”, including definitions and diagrams, for standardizing and simplifying the description of grass leaf structure as seen in transverse section are given. Over 500 characters are included with the possibility for expansion to 999. Notes on variation and taxonomic importance of the characters are also included.


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