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Flowering Plants · Dicotyledons

Magnoliid, Hamamelid and Caryophyllid Families

Kubitzki, Klaus, Rohwer, Jens G., Bittrich, Volker (Eds.)

1993, X, 653 p. 133 illus.

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This volume - the first of this series dealing with angiosperms - comprises the treatments of 73 families, representing three major blocks of the dicotyledons: magnoliids, centrosperms, and hamamelids. These blocks are generally recognized as subclasses in modern textbooks and works of reference. We consider them a convenient means for structuring the hundreds of di­ cotyledon families, but are far from taking them at face value for biological, let alone mono­ phyletic entities. Angiosperm taxa above the rank of family are little consolidated, as is easily seen when comparing various modern classifications. Genera and families, in contrast, are comparatively stable units -and they are important in practical terms. The genus is the taxon most frequently recognized as a distinct entity even by the layman, and generic names provide the key to all in­ formation available about plants. The family is, as a rule, homogeneous enough to conve­ niently summarize biological information, yet comprehensive enough to avoid excessive re­ dundance. The emphasis in this series is, therefore, primarily on families and genera.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Angiospermen - Angiosperms - Asteraceae - Caryophyllaceae - Caryophyllidae - Chenopodiaceae - Dicotyledons - Dikotyledonen - Gefäßpflanzen - Nymphaeaceae - Papaveraceae - Polygonaceae - Ranunculidae - Spermatophytes - classification

Related subjects » Agriculture - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

to Centrospermae.- A Chemosystematic Overview of Magnoliidae, Ranunculidae, Caryophyllidae and Hamamelidae.- General References.- Achatocarpaceae.- Aizoaceae.- Amaranthaceae.- Amborellaceae.- Annonaceae.- Aristolochiaceae.- Austrobaileyaceae.- Barbeyaceae.- Basellaceae.- Berberidaceae.- Betulaceae.- Cabombaceae.- Cactaceae.- Calycanthaceae.- Canellaceae.- Cannabaceae.- Caryophyllaceae.- Casuarinaceae.- Cecropiaceae.- Ceratophyllaceae.- Cercidiphyllaceae.- Chenopodiaceae.- Chloranthaceae.- Circaeasteraceae.- Degeneriaceae.- Didiereaceae.- Eupomatiaceae.- Eupteleaceae.- Fagaceae.- Fumariaceae.- Gomortegaceae.- Halophytaceae.- Hamamelidaceae.- Hectorellaceae.- Hernandiaceae.- Himantandraceae.- Hydnoraceae.- Illiciaceae.- Juglandaceae.- Lactoridaceae.- Lardizabalaceae.- Lauraceae.- Magnoliaceae.- Menispermaceae.- Molluginaceae.- Monimiaceae.- Moraceae.- Myricaceae.- Myristicaceae.- Myrothamnaceae.- Nelumbonaceae.- Nyctaginaceae.- Nymphaeaceae.- Papaveraceae.- Phytolaccaceae.- Piperaceae.- Platanaceae.- Plumbaginaceae.- Polygonaceae.- Portulacaceae.- Pteridophyllaceae.- Rafflesiaceae.- Ranunculaceae.- Rhoipteleaceae.- Saururaceae.- Schisandraceae.- Stegnospermaceae.- Ticodendraceae.- Trimeniaceae.- Trochodendraceae.- Ulmaceae.- Urticaceae.- Winteraceae.- Index of Scientific Names.

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