Anatomy of the Laminar Organs of Commelina erecta (Commelinaceae)

Roland R. Dute, Brian E. Jackson, Ryan D. Adkins & Debbie R. Folkerts
A study was undertaken to compare the anatomy of the laminar floral parts with that of the spathes and leaves of Commelina erecta L. Each flower has two types of petals and two types of sepals. In contrast to the other organs, the petals have a completely open venation system whose vein endings consist solely of modified bundle-sheath cells. Bundle sheaths of leaves and spathes, but not the floral organs, contain sclerified cells for support....
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