Flowering Plants · Dicotyledons

Magnoliid, Hamamelid and Caryophyllid Families

  • Klaus Kubitzki
  • Jens G. Rohwer
  • Volker Bittrich

Part of the The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants book series (FAMILIES GENERA, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 1-12
  3. V. Bittrich
    Pages 13-19
  4. O. R. Gottlieb, M. A. C. Kaplan, D. H. T. Zocher
    Pages 20-31
  5. Klaus Kubitzki, Jens G. Rohwer, Volker Bittrich
    Pages 32-33
  6. V. Bittrich
    Pages 35-36
  7. H. E. K. Hartmann
    Pages 37-69
  8. C. C. Townsend
    Pages 70-91
  9. W. R. Philipson
    Pages 92-93
  10. P. J. A. Kessler
    Pages 93-129
  11. H. Huber
    Pages 129-137
  12. P. K. Endress
    Pages 138-140
  13. I. Friis
    Pages 141-143
  14. C. R. Sperling, V. Bittrich
    Pages 143-146
  15. H. Loconte
    Pages 147-152
  16. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 152-157
  17. P. S. Williamson, E. L. Schneider
    Pages 157-161
  18. W. Barthlott, D. R. Hunt
    Pages 161-197
  19. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 197-200
  20. K. Kubitzki
    Pages 200-203

About this book

Introduction

This volume - the first of this series dealing with angiosperms - comprises the treatments of 73 families, representing three major blocks of the dicotyledons: magnoliids, centrosperms, and hamamelids. These blocks are generally recognized as subclasses in modern textbooks and works of reference. We consider them a convenient means for structuring the hundreds of di­ cotyledon families, but are far from taking them at face value for biological, let alone mono­ phyletic entities. Angiosperm taxa above the rank of family are little consolidated, as is easily seen when comparing various modern classifications. Genera and families, in contrast, are comparatively stable units -and they are important in practical terms. The genus is the taxon most frequently recognized as a distinct entity even by the layman, and generic names provide the key to all in­ formation available about plants. The family is, as a rule, homogeneous enough to conve­ niently summarize biological information, yet comprehensive enough to avoid excessive re­ dundance. The emphasis in this series is, therefore, primarily on families and genera.

Keywords

Angiospermen Angiosperms Asteraceae Caryophyllaceae Caryophyllidae Chenopodiaceae Dicotyledons Dikotyledonen Gefäßpflanzen Nymphaeaceae Papaveraceae Polygonaceae Ranunculidae Spermatophytes classification

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Kubitzki
    • 1
  • Jens G. Rohwer
    • 2
  • Volker Bittrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Allgemeine Botanik und Botanischer GartenHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Systematische Botanik und PflanzengeographieHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-02899-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08141-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02899-5
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