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GIL, Arlette Ivonne and MIRANDA, Diego. Floral and seed morphology of papaya (Carica papaya L.): Maradol variety and Tainung-1 hybrid. Agron. colomb. [online]. 2005, vol.23, n.2, pp. 217-222. ISSN 0120-9965.
Vegetal material from papaya (Carica papaya L.) 'Maradol' variety and 'Tainung-1' hybrid were collected from two plantations and taken to the Plant Physiology laboratory to analyse their flower and seed morphology. Descriptions were made of the three types of flowers (female, hermaphrodite and staminate) and the seeds' external (shape, size, hilum, micropyle, funicle, raphe and testa) and internal characteristics (testa, endosperm and embryo). The main morphological conclusion was that the flowers and seeds from the two types evaluated showed similar characteristics; the descriptions given in this paper are thus general for them.
Keywords : petal; stamen; ovary; testa; embryo; endosperm.