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Evolution and Systematics

  • H.-Dietmar Behnke
  • Tom J. Mabry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Robert F. Thorne
    Pages 1-3
  3. Arthur Cronquist, Robert F. Thorne
    Pages 5-25
  4. Arthur C. Gibson
    Pages 45-74
  5. Wilhelm Barthlott
    Pages 75-86
  6. Ursula Hofmann
    Pages 123-166
  7. Joan W. Nowicke
    Pages 167-221
  8. James R. Manhart, Jeff H. Rettig
    Pages 235-246
  9. John S. Clement, Tom J. Mabry, Hugo Wyler, André S. Dreiding
    Pages 247-261
  10. Dieter Strack, Victor Wray
    Pages 263-277
  11. James E. Rodman
    Pages 279-301
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 329-334

About this book


The Caryophyllales are one of the few higher taxa of the flowering plants ofwhich the size and delimitation against other taxa is undisputed. However, their derivation from other taxa and the evolution of families within this order in unsettled. "Systematics and Evolution of the Caryophyllales" reviews the important characters of this taxon emphasizing their contribution and influence towards a new proposal for both the putative origin of the order and the classification of its families. New results in molecular genetics, phytochemistry, ultrastructure, and morphology are provided and discussed in relation to both the classical and molecular systematics of the order. In addition, characters like betalains and sieve-element plastids, which have played a major role in shaping the size of the order, and others like DNA-data or flower morphologythat can be useful to discuss the position of the Caryophyllales within higher plants are critically evaluated.


Caryophyllales Chenopodiaceae Chloroplast DNA Phytochemie Polle development evolution ferritin morphology mutation plants seedlings sequencing systematics

Editors and affiliations

  • H.-Dietmar Behnke
    • 1
  • Tom J. Mabry
    • 2
  1. 1.ZellenlehreUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of TexasAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Caryophyllales
  • Book Subtitle Evolution and Systematics
  • Editors H.D. Behnke
    T.J. Mabry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-56695-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-78222-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-78220-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 334
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Sciences
    Cell Biology
    Biochemistry, general
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