Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 138, Issue 3–4, pp 227–233 | Cite as

Flavonoids of some controversial members of theCaryophyllales (Centrospermae)

  • P. Mick Richardson


The absence or occurrence of C-glycolsylflavonoids in theAizoaceae andMolluginaceae, respectively, has been utilized to classify several controversial genera of centrospermous plants that have previously been placed in different families by systematists. The presence of these compounds in several further species of theMolluginaceae is reported. Their anomalous presence inGliscrothamnus (Aizoaceae) is discussed.

Key words

Angiospermae Caryophyllales Centrospermae Aizoaceae Molluginaceae Flavonols C-glycosylflavonoids chemosystematics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Mick Richardson
    • 1
  1. 1.Harding LaboratoryNew York Botanical GardenBronxUSA

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