Introduction to Sapindales

  • K. KubitzkiEmail author
Part of the The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants book series (FAMILIES GENERA, volume 10)


Nineteenth century botanists, such as Bentham (in Bentham and Hooker 1862) and Engler (e.g., 1931), tended to treat Sapindales and Rutales (the latter sometimes as Geraniales) as distinct orders, a concept followed by Takhtajan (2009) to the present day; however, a wider ordinal concept with Rutales included in Sapindales, as Terebinthales (Wettstein 1901) or Sapindales (Cronquist 1968), is now broadly supported and accepted.


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  1. 1.Biozentrum Klein-FlottbekHamburgGermany

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