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PROENCA, Suzana Lúcia  and  SAJO, Maria das Graças. Anatomy of the floral scape of Bromeliaceae. Rev. bras. Bot. [online]. 2008, vol.31, n.3, pp.399-408. ISSN 1806-9959.

This paper describes the anatomy of the floral scape for 12 species of Bromeliaceae, belonging to the subfamilies Bromelioideae, Tillandsioideae and Pitcairnioideae. Although all the scapes have a similar organization, there are variations in the structure of the epidermis, cortex and vascular cylinder. Such variations are described for the studied scapes and, when considered together they can help to identify the species. These aspects are described for each scape and discussed under a taxonomic point of view.

Keywords : anatomy; Bromeliaceae; floral scape.

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