Achene slime content in some taxa of Matricaria L. (Asteraceae)

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Inceer H.

ACTA BOTANICA CROATICA, vol.70, no.1, pp.109-114, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.2478/v10184-010-0005-6
  • Title of Journal : ACTA BOTANICA CROATICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-114


The achenes of Matricaria aurea and two varieties of M. chamomilla (var. chamomilla and var. reclaim) have slime cells on the surface and they are characterized by slime envelope formation during hydration. The slime in these taxa is composed of pectins and cellulose. The slime could play important role in the distribution and colonisation of new habitats in Matricaria taxa.