The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants

Flowering Plants · Dicotyledons

Magnoliid, Hamamelid and Caryophyllid Families

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

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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.

Table of contents (77 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kubitzki, K.

    Pages 1-12

  • Introduction to Centrospermae

    Bittrich, V.

    Pages 13-19

  • A Chemosystematic Overview of Magnoliidae, Ranunculidae, Caryophyllidae and Hamamelidae

    Gottlieb, O. R. (et al.)

    Pages 20-31

  • General References

    Kubitzki, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 32-33

  • Achatocarpaceae

    Bittrich, V.

    Pages 35-36

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flowering Plants · Dicotyledons
Book Subtitle
Magnoliid, Hamamelid and Caryophyllid Families
Editors
  • Klaus Kubitzki
  • Jens G. Rohwer
  • Volker Bittrich
Series Title
The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-02899-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-02899-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-55509-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08141-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 653
Number of Illustrations and Tables
133 b/w illustrations
Topics