Summary Lecture

  • Hermann Merxmüller
Part of the Plant Systematics and Evolution / Entwicklungsgeschichte und Systematik der Pflanzen book series (SYSTEMATICS, volume 1)


In the past decades we have all attended many symposia on micro-evolution, biosystematics, the species problem and so on, whereas meetings concerned with the higher categories have been rare events. This may at least partly be due to the conviction of many botanists that most problems here are solved already whereas others may consider the creation of a, truly evolutionary system or a generally acceptable classification to be an unattainable aim in our time. As much as I belong to this second group of people I thoroughly enjoyed this Conference—especially as it revealed so many signs of concern.


High Taxon Order Group Species Problem Ancestral Group Acceptable Classification 
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© Springer-Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann Merxmüller
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  1. 1.Botan. StaatssammlungMünchen 19Federal Republic of Germany

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