Brazilian Journal of Botany
Print version ISSN 0100-8404
On-line version ISSN 1806-9959
SOUZA, Andreza de; MOURAO, Káthia S. Mathias and SOUZA, Luiz Antonio de. Morphology and anatomy of the fruit and seed in development of Pilocarpus pennatifolius Lem. (Rutaceae). Rev. bras. Bot. [online]. 2005, vol.28, n.4, pp.745-754. ISSN 0100-8404. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-84042005000400009.
The developing fruit and seed of Pilocarpus pennatifolius were investigated. The fruit is schizocarpic with one to five mericarps. The endocarp is sclerified and originates from the inner epidermis of the ovary. The endocarp participates actively in the dehiscence of the fruit. The seed is campylotropus, bitegmic and mesotestal.
Keywords : fruit development; Pilocarpus pennatifolius; Rutaceae; seed development.