© 1993

Flowering Plants · Dicotyledons

Magnoliid, Hamamelid and Caryophyllid Families

  • Klaus Kubitzki
  • Jens G. Rohwer
  • Volker Bittrich

Part of the The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants book series (FAMILIES GENERA, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 1-12
  3. V. Bittrich
    Pages 13-19
  4. O. R. Gottlieb, M. A. C. Kaplan, D. H. T. Zocher
    Pages 20-31
  5. Klaus Kubitzki, Jens G. Rohwer, Volker Bittrich
    Pages 32-33
  6. V. Bittrich
    Pages 35-36
  7. H. E. K. Hartmann
    Pages 37-69
  8. C. C. Townsend
    Pages 70-91
  9. W. R. Philipson
    Pages 92-93
  10. P. J. A. Kessler
    Pages 93-129
  11. H. Huber
    Pages 129-137
  12. P. K. Endress
    Pages 138-140
  13. I. Friis
    Pages 141-143
  14. C. R. Sperling, V. Bittrich
    Pages 143-146
  15. H. Loconte
    Pages 147-152
  16. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 152-157
  17. P. S. Williamson, E. L. Schneider
    Pages 157-161
  18. W. Barthlott, D. R. Hunt
    Pages 161-197
  19. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 197-200
  20. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 200-203

About this book


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.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Kubitzki
    • 1
  • Jens G. Rohwer
    • 2
  • Volker Bittrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Allgemeine Botanik und Botanischer GartenHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Systematische Botanik und PflanzengeographieHeidelbergGermany

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
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-55509-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08141-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-02899-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 653
  • Number of Illustrations 133 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Sciences
    Plant Genetics and Genomics
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