Taxonomic significance of seed surface morphology in Orchidaceae

Jeeja G. & R. Ansari

Published on : 31-Mar-2022



Seed surface morphology of 82 species of orchids are analysed and illustrated. The value of seed morphology in assessing the relationship of different taxa of Orchidaceae is emphasized. The seeds are broadly classified into eight groups and a dichotomous key is provided for their recognition