Shokubutsugaku Zasshi
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Notes on Some Grasses XVII. Metcalfia, a Primitive Genus of the Tribe Aveneae
Tuguo TATEOKA
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1964 Volume 77 Issue 909 Pages 69-72

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Embryo structure of Metcalfia and four species of Danthonia was studied. Following Reeder's scheme2), the embryo features of Metcalfia can be expressed as F+FP, and those of Danthonia as P-PF. These observations indicate that Metcalfia is quite distinct from the Danthonieae and should be placed in the Aveneae. The morphological properties of Metcalfia suggest that it is probably one of the most primitive
festucoid genera.

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