Variability in Prosopis farcta

Amots Dafni, M. NEGBI, Ella Werker

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Anatomical features of seeds of Prosopis farcata (Banks & Solander) Eig, collected at nine localities from various geographical regions and habitats in Israel, were studied. The seeds differ in size, shape and colour, and also in the cracking ability of the surface layer and whether the palisade layer peels off from the rest of the testa upon imbibition or not.

The gum extruded during imbibition is formed in gum cavities extending from the endosperm throughout the testa up to the palisades.

Water penetration is apparently barred by the outermost wall layers of the external cells of the testa (palisade caps).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223–232
JournalBotanical Journal of the Linnean Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1973


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