J Syst Evol ›› 1983, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (1): 1-12.
• Research Articles •
Wang Shi-Jin, Kuo Pen-Chao
Investigations have been made on the mode of development and various characteristics of seedling of 203 grass species representing over 76 genera and 22 tribes. The
correlation between important characteristics and their main formative conditions in
distribution area and habitat were discussed. According to the various developmental
forms of the embryo axis and root system, the seedlings of grasses may be divided into
three main types: Bambusoid, Festucoid and Panicoid. And according to characteristics of seedling leaves and adventitious roots, these types may be further divided into
seven subtypes: True Bambusoid, Oryzoid, Arundinoid, Stipoid, Festucoid, Eragrostoid
and True Panicoid. in this study, the different types of seedlings have been found to
be associated with other characteristics of embryo and adult plant; and on these
grounds, the genera of the Gramineae are grouped into seven corresponding subfamilies: Bambusoideae, Oryzoideae, Arundinoideae, Stipoideae, Festucoideae, Eragrostoideae and Panicoideae.
Wang Shi-Jin, Kuo Pen-Chao. The Basic Types of the Seedling of the Chinese Gramineae in Relation to Systematics[J]. J Syst Evol, 1983, 21(1): 1-12.
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