Authors: FATEMEH EBRAHIMZADEH ARAII, MARYAM KESHAVARZI, MASOUD SHEIDAII, PARINAZ GHADAM
Abstract: The macro and micro fruit and seed morphology and surface ornamentations of 21 populations of 6 Fumaria L. species were investigated using stereomicroscope and scanning electron microscopy. These data are shown to support data from the general morphology. The results indicate that the fruit and seed characters of the genus Fumaria are valuable for taxonomic applications and are useful for classification. F. officinalis show a different shape in their fruit. The close relationships are observed for F. parviflora and F. vaillantii. F. indica, as a hybrid between F. asepala and F. parviflora, shows intermediate micro-morphological features.
Keywords: Fumaria, scanning electron microscopy, systematic, seed, fruit.
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