Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 136, Issue 3–4, pp 233–246 | Cite as

The significance of life-form characters for systematics, with special reference to the familyCampanulaceae

  • Tatjana V. Shulkina


The biomorphological radiation of theCampanulaceae is outlined. Certain aspects of ontogeny and life-form are specific and constant for the tribes and genera of the family, and for the sections, subsections and series ofCampanula. Therefore, a certain correlation exists between the biomorphological characters and the reproductive structures underlying the taxonomic system.

Key words

CampanulaceaeJuss. s. str. Campanula L. Ontogenesis life-forms relation with taxonomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatjana V. Shulkina
    • 1
  1. 1.Komarov Botanical InstituteLeningradUSSR

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