Biology Department, Western Australia, Institute of Technology, Bentley, 6102, Australia.
THE BIOLOGY OF DAUCIFORM ROOTS IN THE SEDGE CYATHOCHAETE AVENACEA
Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
Volume 73, Issue 5, pages 985–996, September 1974
How to Cite
LAMONT, B. (1974), THE BIOLOGY OF DAUCIFORM ROOTS IN THE SEDGE CYATHOCHAETE AVENACEA. New Phytologist, 73: 985–996. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1974.tb01327.x
- Issue published online: 2 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
- (Received 22 February 1974)
Small, carrot-shaped roots produced by Cyathochaete avenacea (Cyperaceae) were investigated. Quantitative data are given on their comparative morphology, anatomy and soil-plant relationships. While factors controlling their formation appear to have much in common with those controlling proteoid root formation, their origin and structure are quite different. The cyperaceous roots become endomycorrhizal late in their development. These root structures are essentially distinct from any described in other families, and the term ‘dauciform’ is proposed to distinguish them.