SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.28 issue4Purification and characterization of a phytoalexin elicitor from spores of the saprobe Mucor ramosissimusDiurnal variations of non-structural carbohydrates in vegetative tissues of Melinis minutiflora, Echinolaena inflexa and Lolium multiflorum (Poaceae) author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Brazilian Journal of Botany

On-line version ISSN 1806-9959

Abstract

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 1806-9959.  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.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · pdf in Portuguese