Seeds in subtribe Orchidinae (Orchidaceae): the best morphological tool to support molecular analyses
Seeds of the genera belonging to the subtribe Orchidinae (Orchidaceae) have been studied using scanning electron microscopy. Qualitative data concerning the general morphology of the seed and testa cells, and ornamentation of periclinal and anticlinal walls, are characters that allow to recognize genera and taxa at infrageneric levels. The results show that seed micromorphology is the best tool to support the molecular analyses published in recent years for this taxonomic group.
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Roberto Gamarra [et al.], Seeds in subtribe Orchidinae (Orchidaceae): the best morphological tool to support molecular analyses, in Pier Luigi Nimis and Régine Vignes Lebbe (eds.): “Tools for Identifying Biodiversity: Progress and Problems. Proceedings of the International Congress, Paris, September 20-22, 2010”, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2010, pp. 323-326.