*Department of Anatomy, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia.
Seedlings of Nymphaeaceae
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
Volume 70, Issue 3, pages 255–265, April 1975
How to Cite
HAINES, R. W. and LYE, K. A. (1975), Seedlings of Nymphaeaceae. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 70: 255–265. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.1975.tb01649.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Accepted for publication February 1975
Seedlings of Nymphaea coerulea, N. lotus and Nuphar luteum were examined for monocoty-ledonous and dicotyledonous characters. The cotyledonary formation could be interpreted either as a single bilobed structure or as two separate cotyledons. However, the presence of an operculum and the recognition of a coleoptile and mesocotyl similar to those of grasses and sedges gave grounds for including Nymphaeaceae in the monocotyledons. The form of the hypocotyl and radicle and the leaf-type supported a position, as a specialized family, in or close to the Helobiae.