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Title: Floral development of three Maesa species, with special emphasis on the position of the genus within Primulales
Authors: Caris, Pieter ×
Ronse Decraene, LP
Smets, Eric
Clinckemaillie, D #
Issue Date: Jul-2000
Publisher: Academic press ltd
Series Title: Annals of botany vol:86 issue:1 pages:87-97
Abstract: Floral development of three Maesa Forssk, species, M, argentea Wall., M. japonica (Thunb.) Moritzi ex Zoll. and M. perlarius (Lour.) Merr., was studied with a scanning electron microscope. The distinctive floral features of the genus, such as presence of two persistent bracteoles, perigynous flowers and many-seeded fruits, have been used to discuss the systematic position of the genus within Primulales. In addition, the development of common stamen-petal primordia, the number, arrangement and position of ovules and the shape of the anthers provide evidence in favour of piecing Maesa in a separate family, Maesaceae, as suggested by Anderberg and Stahl (Canadian Journal of Botany, 73: 1699-1730, 1995). (C) 2000 Annals of Botany Company.
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ISSN: 0305-7364
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Plant Systematics and Ecology Section - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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