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Flowering Plants. Eudicots


  • Klaus Kubitzki
  • Richly illustrated

  • Takes the most recent systematic findings into account

  • An indispensable source of information for anybody in the field of pure and applied plant sciences


Part of the The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants book series (FAMILIES GENERA, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 1-8
  3. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 9-11
  4. G. T. Prance
    Pages 13-16
  5. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 17-18
  6. G. T. Prance
    Pages 19-28
  7. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 29-31
  8. G. T. Prance
    Pages 33-37
  9. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 39-41
  10. V. Bittrich
    Pages 43-49
  11. G. L. Webster
    Pages 51-216
  12. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 217-218
  13. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 219-221
  14. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 223-228
  15. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 229-232
  16. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 233-236
  17. S. Dressler, M. Repplinger, C. Bayer
    Pages 237-246
  18. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 247-248
  19. W. C. Dickison, K. Kubitzki
    Pages 249-251
  20. M. C. E. Amaral, V. Bittrich
    Pages 253-268

About this book



This volume presents systematic treatments for the families and genera of the Malpighiales, which more recently have been recognised as a new major group of the eudicots. Apart from several herbaceous lineages (already treated in Vol. IX of this series), the order consists mainly of rainforest trees, particularly those of the understorey. Accompanied by other early eudicot lineages, this reflects the well-documented origin of the group as invaders into the conifer-, cycad- and seed fern-dominated forests of the Cretaceous which, at that time, were transformed into the tropical rainforest biome. In this volume, 24 families with 429 genera comprising over 12,000 species are treated. Many of these belong to the vast family of the Euphorbiaceae (here conceived in a broader sense), followed by the Violaceae, whereas some of the remaining families are very small and even relictual. The revised classification includes a complete inventory of the genera belonging to the families treated in this volume, along with their diagnostic features and keys for their identification. References to the latest taxonomic literature and links to many different disciplines important to modern plant systematics make the volume a valuable source of information on the manifold aspects of plant diversity.


Classification keys Dicotyledons Plant evolution Plant taxonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Kubitzki
    • 1
  1. 1.Biozentrum Klein-Flottbek und Botanischer GartenUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany

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