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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Leguminosae, Papilionoideae, Vicieae, seed coat anatomy, papillose seed coat

Abstract

A distinctive seed coat pattern, which contrasts with that of about 200 other genera of papilionoid legumes, is evident in 47 species of 4 genera of tribe Vicieae. A conspicuous papillose pattern, seen at magnifications of 50X or higher, is caused by protrusions from the tips of malpighian cells of the epidermis. The hilar rim is quite reduced, a rare feature elsewhere in the subfamily. These two characters, and the elongate hilum noted by others, strengthen the definition of this tribe.

Publication Date

September 1979

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

86

Issue

3

First Page

102

Last Page

104

Copyright

© Copyright 1979 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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