Spermoderm pattern in Hedysareae (Fabaceae) and its systematic implications

Pandey A.K. & S.S. Jha

Published on : 31-Mar-2022

DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.1993.03.01.03


SEM studies in 19 taxa belonging to 9 genera o.f Hedysareae (Papilionoideae. Fabaceae) show that there are at least five major types of seed surface patterns in this tribe, namely rugulate, foveo-rugulate, lophate, reticulate and tuberculate. It is concluded that this taxon, as.treated by Bentham and Hooker, is heterogenous and that its tr9atment by Polhill is more natural.