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The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants, Volume 11: Flowering Plants: Eudicots - Malpighiales

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Richly illustrated
Takes the most recent systematic findings into account
An indispensable source of information for anybody in the field of pure and applied plant sciences

Series: The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants Volume: 11

By: Klaus Kubitzki (Editor)

331 pages, 74 b/w illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2013 | #207440 | ISBN-13: 9783642394164
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About this book

The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants, Volume 11 presents systematic treatments for the families and genera of the Malpighiales, which more recently have been recognised as a new major group of the eudicots. Apart from several herbaceous lineages (already treated in Vol. IX of this series), the order consists mainly of rainforest trees, particularly those of the understorey. Accompanied by other early eudicot lineages, this reflects the well-documented origin of the group as invaders into the conifer-, cycad- and seed fern-dominated forests of the Cretaceous which, at that time, were transformed into the tropical rainforest biome. In The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants, Volume 11, 24 families with 429 genera comprising over 12,000 species are treated. Many of these belong to the vast family of the Euphorbiaceae (here conceived in a broader sense), followed by the Violaceae, whereas some of the remaining families are very small and even relictual. The revised classification includes a complete inventory of the genera belonging to the families treated in this volume, along with their diagnostic features and keys for their identification. References to the latest taxonomic literature and links to many different disciplines important to modern plant systematics make the volume a valuable source of information on the manifold aspects of plant diversity.


Contents

Introduction to Malpighiales
K. Kubitzki

Balanopaceae
K. Kubitzki

Caryocaraceae
G.T. Prance

Centroplacaeae
K. Kubitzki

Chrysobalanaceae
G.T. Prance

Ctenolophonaceae
K. Kubitzki

Dichapetalaceae
G.T. Prance

Elatinaceae
K. Kubitzki

Erythroxylaceae
V. Bittrich

Euphorbiaceae
G.L. Webster †

Euphroniaceae
K. Kubitzki

Goupiaceae
K. Kubitzki

Humiriaceae
K. Kubitzki

Irvingiaceae
K. Kubitzki

Ixonanthaceae
K. Kubitzki

Linaceae
S. Dressler, M. Repplinger and C. Bayer

Lophopyxidaceae
K. Kubitzki

Medusagynaceae             
W.C. Dickison †

Ochnaceae
M.C.E. Amaral and V. Bittrich

Pandaceae
K. Kubitzki

Putranjivaceae
G. Levin

Quiinaceae
K. Kubitzki

Rhizophoraceae
A.E. Schwarzbach

Trigoniaceae
V. Bittrich

Violaceae
H.E. Ballard, Jr., J. de Paula-Souza and G.A. Wahlert

Addition to Peridiscaceae
C. Bayer and S. Dressler

General References
Index


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