Taxonomic Studies in the Genus Talinum (Portulacaceae) in Nigeria

Nyananyo, B. L. ; Olowokudejo, J. D. (1986)


Morphological analysis of Talinum triangulare and T cuneifolium showed a general lack of discrete phenetic discontinuities. The taxonomic status ofthe two taxa is evaluated on the basis of comparati- ve palynology, seed morphology and leaf anatomy. These features revealed taxonomically useful dif- ferences between them. A chromosome number of 2n = 24 is reported for both species as new