Flowering Plants

Evolution and Classification of Higher Categories Symposium, Hamburg, September 8–12, 1976

  • Klaus Kubitzki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. General Principles and Methods

  3. Evolutionary Aspects and Taxonomic Evidence

  4. Evolution and Classification of Major Taxa

  5. Summary Lecture

    1. Hermann Merxmüller
      Pages 397-405
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 406-416

About this book


The original suggestion to organize a symposium about the classi­ fication and evolution of the Flowering Plants was made at, the International Botanical Congress at Leningrad in 1975, and the idea was so well accepted by several colleagues that plans for such a symposium quickly took shape. An organizing committee consisting of Professor H. MERXMULLER, Miinchen, Professor V. H. HEYWOOD, Reading, and Professor K. KUBITZKI, Hamburg, was set up. The conference took place on 7-12 September 197tl in the Institut fiir Allgemeine Botanik of the University of Hamburg under the auspices of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy and was at­ tended by 80 participants from 14 countries. There have been several meetings in recent years which have dealt with the origin and evolution of the Flowering Plants so that it might be questioned whether yet another symposium dealing with more or less the same subject were really "justified. As the reader will see from the contents of the book, this symposium differed from similar ones held recently in two respects: 1. Emphasis was given to methodological aspects of the classification of higher taxa, and 2. much classificatory and evolutionary evidence relating to the higher taxa of Flowering Plants was presented.


Angiospermae Asteridae Categories Evolution Fagales Hamamelidales Liliatae Plants Urticales systematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Kubitzki
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Allgemeine Botanik und Botanischer GartenUniversität HamburgFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-81434-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-7076-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6668
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