Flavonoids at the Subfamilial Level

  • Bruce A. Bohm
  • Tod F. Stuessy


There has been ongoing debate over the years concerning tribal boundaries within Asteraceae and what the relationships among the tribes might be. Surprisingly, perhaps, much less attention has been given to the question of subfamilies. Any in-depth study of inter-tribal relationships, however, is bound to result in a grouping of tribes, a logical outcome of which would be recognition of these groups as subfamilies. Although a detailed discussion of these issues appears in Chapter Two, we herewith give a brief synopsis of recent efforts at classification to help the reader better follow correlations (or lack thereof) with the flavonoid data.


Flavonoid Chemistry Flavonoid Class Subfamily Group Flavonoid Data Oxygen Substituent 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce A. Bohm
    • 1
  • Tod F. Stuessy
    • 2
  1. 1.Botany DepartmentUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Department of Higher Plant Systematics and Evolution, Botanical Garden, Institute of BotanyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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