Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 133, Issue 3, pp 199–221

Floral structure and relationships ofHortonia (Monimiaceae)

  • Peter K. Endress

DOI: 10.1007/BF00984380

Cite this article as:
Endress, P.K. Pl Syst Evol (1980) 133: 199. doi:10.1007/BF00984380


The flowers ofHortonia angustifolia were investigated for their phyllotaxis, morphology, anatomy and development of the perianth, androecium and gynoecium. Certain features were also studied inH. ovalifolia. Characters so far overlooked further support the isolated and intermediate position of the genus between theAtherospermataceae andMonimiaceae s. str. and its archaic position among theLaurales.

Key words

HortoniaMonimiaceaeAtherospermataceaeLauralesFloral morphologyanatomyontogenysystematics

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter K. Endress
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  1. 1.Institut für Systematische Botanik der UniversitätZürichSwitzerland