endotesta

endotesta

[′en·dō‚tes·tə]
(botany)
An inner layer of the testa in various seeds.
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170, 171) have a mesotestal layer filled with large cavities such as are unknown in Ammannia, and the multicellular sclerenchymatous endotesta typical of the Lythraceae is not present.
The uniseriate endotesta (Figures 7A and B) is formed by columnar cells.
The endotesta presents inner epidermis with thin-walled palisade-like cells.
There are also other terms that are used in the descriptions of cycad, seeds and embryos that need clarification such as endotesta, perisperm, epicotyl and hypocotyl.
to orange-red or white sarcotesta and a stony endotesta, ovoid, 1-4 cm