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This study describe and illustrate the morphological aspects of cabelo-de-negro (Connarus suberosus Planch.) fruits, seeds and post-seminal development. The fruits were characterized externally, the seeds internally and externally, and the germination and initial development of the seedlings were also analyzed and described. A stereoscope microscope was used for the observations whereas the measurements were made with a pachimeter. Fruits are ovoid and dehiscent follicles, of ferruginous-yellow color, containing one or two seeds. The seed has a reniform shape, showing dark coat and a circular hilum, which is recovered by the yellow-orange arilum. Seeds have axial and invaginated embryo, with green cotyledons that show various specks of ferruginous-reddish pigmentation, and a short, straight and cylindrical hypocotil-radicle axis. Seed germination was hypogeous and criptocotylar. The primary root emerges after 3 to 10 days, followed by the emergence of the protophyll, which occurs from around 10 to 20 days after sowing.
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MATHEUS, Miele Tallon et al. MORPHOLOGY OF FRUITS AND SEEDS AND POST-SEMINAL DEVELOPMENT OF CABELO-DE-NEGRO – Connarus suberosus PLANCH. (CONNARACEAE). CERNE, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 4, p. 407-412, may 2015. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/174>. Date accessed: 15 sep. 2019.
Morphological characterization, germination, seedlings
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