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Flowering Plants · Dicotyledons

Malvales, Capparales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales

  • Klaus Kubitzki
  • Clemens Bayer

Benefits

  • The volumes of the series provide a complete and up-to-date inventory of all families and genera of vascular plants

Book

Part of the The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants book series (FAMILIES GENERA, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 7-10
  3. K. Kubitzki, M. W. Chase
    Pages 12-16
  4. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 17-18
  5. Klaus Kubitzki, Clemens Bayer
    Pages 19-20
  6. C. Bayer, O. Appel
    Pages 21-24
  7. S. Porembski
    Pages 25-27
  8. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 28-29
  9. C. Bayer, O. Appel
    Pages 30-32
  10. H.-H. Poppendieck
    Pages 33-35
  11. L. E. Kers
    Pages 36-56
  12. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 57-61
  13. J. M. Arrington, K. Kubitzki
    Pages 62-70
  14. H.-H. Poppendieck
    Pages 71-74
  15. O. Appel, I. A. Al-Shehbaz
    Pages 75-174
  16. C. Bayer
    Pages 175-177
  17. S. Porembski, W. Barthlott
    Pages 178-181

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Arales Capparales Caryophyllales Cruciferae Dikotyledonen Malvaceae Malvales Pflanzentaxonomie biodiversity dicotyledons evolution plant taxonomy seed systematic botany systematische Botanik

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Kubitzki
    • 1
  • Clemens Bayer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Allgemeine BotanikHamburgGermany
  2. 2.PalmengartenFrankfurt am MainGermany

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
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-07255-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-42873-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07680-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-07255-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 418
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Systematics/Taxonomy/Biogeography
    Plant Anatomy/Development
  • Buy this book on publisher's site

Reviews

From the reviews:

" ... 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)