Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 126, Issue 4, pp 371–375 | Cite as

S-type sieve-element plastids and anthocyanins inVivianiaceae: Evidence against its inclusion intoCentrospermae

  • H. -Dietmar Behnke
  • Tom J. Mabry


The presence of S-type sieve-element plastids and anthocyanins in theVivianiaceae indicates that it is not a member ofCentrospermae (Caryophyllales).

Key words

Centrospermae Caryophyllales Geraniales Vivianiaceae Sieve-element plastids comparison of ultrastructure anthocyanins and betalains 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. -Dietmar Behnke
    • 1
  • Tom J. Mabry
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für ZellenlehreUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.The Cell Research Institute and Department of BotanyUniversity of Texas at AustinUSA

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