*Bidyut Kumar Jana and Sobhan Kr. Mukherjee

Taxonomy and Biosystematics Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Kalyani, Kalyani-741235, Nadia, West Bengal, (India) Email: *janabotanytaxonomy@gmail.com; sobhankr@yahoo.com


The present paper deals with the detailed morpho-anatomical features of cypsela of Calea cymosa of the tribe Neurolaeneae. Morphologically, special attention has been taken to the surface, pappus structure, stylopodium and carpopodium. Anatomically, mesocarpic region is more interesting than other layer of pericarp. Mesocarp is made up of both parenchyma and sclerenchyma cells. In between this two cellular zones, phytomelanin layer exist; discontinuously arranged. Testa and endosperm layers are parenchymatous, uni-seriately arranged.

Key words : Cypselar morpho-anatomy; Calea cymosa; Neurolaeneae; Compositae.

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