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Morfología de los cotiledones de plántulas de algunas familias o géneros presentes en Venezuela como fuente de caracteres para su determinación

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Author(s): Ricardi, Mario

Journal: Plantula
ISSN 1316-1547

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 1996;
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Keywords: Cotiledons | Seedlings | Venezuela

ABSTRACT
According to our research and the work performed by A. P. DE CANDOLLE (1826), DUKE (1955-1978), MENSBRUGE(1972), VOGEL (1980), GONZÁLEZ & al. (1980), PARRA & al.(1984) it is possible to evidence some morphological particularities typical of the seedling cotyledons of a few families or genera that may be useful for identifying taxa such as Bignoniaceae, Bombacaceae, Boraginaceae (Cordia), Burseraceae, Convolvulaceae, Hernandiaceae (Gyrocarpus & Sparattanthelium), Lecythidaceae (Gustavia), Mimosaceae, Vochysiaceae (Vochysia), Ulmaceae (Celtis) and Vitaceae (Cissus). Although the majority of the examples that ilustrate this paper were taken from venezuelan taxa; we also considered some of the species of the paleotropic (BURGER, op. cit.;MENSBURGE, op. cit. & VOGEL, op. cit.)
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