There is but a single species of Iris native to Utah. This is Iris missouriensis Nutt. This plant was chosen for investigation because of its possible significance and because material of this species was readily available. The embryo of Iris missouriensis Nutt. shows some resemblance to the Lily type in its development of an irregular dividing suspensor. It also resembles the Orchid type in the usual development of sixteen cells before the dermatogen is cut off. In general development, however, the writer believes it to have an embryo sequence more similar to the Alisma type than to the dexcriptions given of either of the above.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Larsen, C. Eugene, "The development of the embryo of Iris Missouriensis Nutt" (1936). Theses and Dissertations. 8078.
Irises (Plants); Plant embryology