• Morphology of the flower and fruit ofHydrocera triflora Wight and Arn. emend Venkat. and Dutt—an elucidation

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      Hydrocera triflora ; morphology; flower; fruit

    • Abstract


      The details on the floral morphology and development of fruit and seed inHydrocera triflora that escaped the attention of earlier investigators have been highlighted. The flower inHydrocera is interpreted as primitive overImpatiens. ThoughHydrocera resemblesImpatiens closely, it possesses certain distinctive features on the basis of which it is suggested thatHydrocera be treated as a tribe, Hydrocereae or as a sub-family, Hydroceroideae under the family, Balsaminaceae.

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      D Ramadevi1 L L Narayana1

      1. Department of Botany, Kakatiya University, Warangal - 506 009, India
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