The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants

Flowering Plants · Dicotyledons

Malvales, Capparales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales

Editors: Kubitzki, Klaus, Bayer, Clemens (Eds.)

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When more than two decades ago this series was planned, classi?cation at the level of higher categories was rather contentious and considered to be of little concern for this book series. Through the advancement of molecular systematics within the last decade, the outlines of a phylogenetically based family scheme of angiosperms have become ava- able. This phylogenetic scheme for the ?rst time made meaningful broader comparisons feasible and is adopted here as a guideline for the circumscription of major blocks of families. However,due to the fragility of formal higher level classi?cation only one ca- gory above the rank of family,that of order,will be used in this volume. Despite the great progress in the understanding of broader phylogenetic relationships made during the last years, the circumscription of many families, let alone of genera, is still far from being settled and, in the contributions to this volume, the arrangement of genera within families is often phenetic rather than phylogenetic. This dif?culty is p- ticularly acute in larger families, and despite much molecular work that has been c- ducted in Cruciferae,the authors of that family account to this volume felt it premature to provide a formal subdivision of the group. Also,in other families,and particularly in Malvaceae-Malvoideae, the arrangement and circumscription of genera, for lack of a better alternative,are largely phenetic. Nevertheless,it is hoped that the classi?cation p- sented here is an advance over what had been known previously.

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" ... a contribution fully worthy of the tradition of Adolf Engler, a book that will stand the test of time and be of extraordinary use for decades to come." (Peter H. Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden) 
"The volume is an excellent summary of our knowledge of classification and it is updated with numerous recent references. ... The volume has a clear outline of data and good references, and I find it very useful, both for teaching, as well as for research.  ... The key to genera is very helpful for identification purposes and has much potential for use in the herbarium. The series represents the most detailed account of seed plant diversity at this stage. This is a series everyone concerned with phylogeny should have in his library." (Plant Systematics and Evolution)

"I have been eagerly waiting for this edition to come out and I am not unhappy with the result. … The volume has a clear outline of data, and good references, and I find it very useful, both for teaching, as well as for research. … The key to genera is very helpful for identification purposes and has much potential for use in the herbarium. … This is a series everyone concerned with phylogeny should have in his library." (Louis Ronse De Craene, Plant Systematics and Evolution, Vol. 242 (1-4), 2003)


Table of contents (48 chapters)

  • Introduction to Expanded Caryophyllales

    Cuénoud, Ph.

    Pages 1-4

  • Conspectus of Families of Expanded Caryophyllales

    Cuénoud, Ph.

    Pages 5-6

  • Introduction to Capparales

    Kubitzki, K.

    Pages 7-10

  • Conspectus of the Families of Capparales

    Kubitzki, K.

    Pages 11-11

  • Introduction to Malvales

    Kubitzki, K. (et al.)

    Pages 12-16

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flowering Plants · Dicotyledons
Book Subtitle
Malvales, Capparales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales
Editors
  • Klaus Kubitzki
  • Clemens Bayer
Series Title
The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-07255-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-07255-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-42873-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07680-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 418
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