Anatomical studies of the flower, fruit and seeds of Myrceugenia rufa (Myrtaceae)

Retamales, Hernan A., Cabello, Angel, Serra, María Teresa, & Scharaschkin, Tanya (2014) Anatomical studies of the flower, fruit and seeds of Myrceugenia rufa (Myrtaceae). Boletin del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, 63, pp. 89-100.

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Myceugenia rufa is a rare and endemic species from the coast of central Chile. There are no published studies describing flower, fruit or seed anatomy. Forty-two accessions were collected from across the geographic range of the species. Reproductive structures were fixed, dehydrated, embedded in paraffin, sectioned and stained with Safranin O and Fast green. Anatomy of floral buds, mature flowers, fruits and seeds was described. Reproductive anatomy matches that of other Myrtaceae, such as presence of druses, internal phloem and schizogenous secretory cavities in buds, flowers, fruits and seeds. The anatomy and development of reproductive structures of M. rufa might enhance the understanding for future studies regarding natural reproduction and conservation programs.

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ID Code: 84144
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Myrceugenia rufa, reproductive anatomy, flowers, fruits, seeds
ISSN: 0027-3910
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Museo Nacional de Historia Natural
Deposited On: 13 May 2015 22:32
Last Modified: 16 May 2015 09:55

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