Biosystematic Studies in Annonaceae II Vegetative and Floral Morphological Studies of Some Genera of Annonaceae in Nigeria

Folorunso, A. E. ; Olorode, O. (2008)


A vegetative and floral morphological study of the species of Annonaceae found in Nigeria was conducted in search of intergeneric characters that may be of taxonomic value in the identification and classification of the species. Life plants, fruits, flowers and seeds were studied from mature plants in the experimental garden. Both qualitative and quantitative characters were recorded. The intergeneric relationships among and between the species of Annonaceae were reported and similarly, additional features that may be of taxonomic value in the classification and identification in the family and apocarpy, syncarpy phyllotaxy, monopody, sympody, fruit type and fruit shape have been provided.