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The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants, Volume 8: Flowering Plants: Eudicots - Asterales

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Series: The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants Volume: 8

Edited By: Joachim W Kadereit and Charles Jeffrey

635 pages, 131 illus


Hardback | Jan 2007 | #159696 | ISBN-13: 9783540310501
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This volume contains a complete systematic treatment of the flowering plant order Asterales, comprising 12 families with ca. 1,720 genera and about 26,300 species. The order includes Compositae as the largest family of flowering plants. Based on traditional studies, several of the constituent families have long been recognized as being closely interrelated whereas the more recent inclusion particularly of Alseuosmiaceae, Argophyllaceae, Carpodetaceae, Phellinaceae and Rousseaceae is the result mainly of new advances in molecular systematics research. Identification keys are provided for all families and genera, and likely phylogenetic relationships are discussed extensively. The wealth of information contained in this volume makes it an indispensable source for all working in the fields of pure and applied plant sciences.


Asterales: Introduction and Conspectus.- Alseuosmiaceae.- Argophyllaceae.- Calyceraceae.- Campanulaceae.- Carpodetaceae.- Compositae: Introduction with Key to the Tribes.- I. Barnadesieae.- II. Mutisieae.- III. Cardueae.- Carduoid Genera of Uncertain Placement.- IV. Gymnarrheneae.- V. Moquinieae.- VI. Vernonieae.- VII. Liabeae.- VIII. Cichorieae.- IX. Gundelieae.- X. Arctotideae.- XI. Corymbieae.- XII. Senecioneae.- XIII. Calenduleae.- XIV. Gnaphalieae.- XV. Astereae.- XVI. Anthemideae.- XVII. Inuleae .-Key to the Tribes of the Heliantheae Alliance.- XVIII. Athroismeae.- XIX. Helenieae.-XX. Coreopsideae.- XXI. Neurolaeneae.- XXII. Tribe Tageteae.- XXIII. Tribe Chaenactideae.- XXIV. Tribe Bahieae.- XXV. Polymnieae.- XXVI. Heliantheae.- XXVII. Millerieae.- XXVIII. Madieae.- XXIX. Perityleae.- XXX. Eupatorieae.- Asteroid Genus of Uncertain Placement.- Selected Bibliography to Compositae. Goodeniaceae.- Menyanthaceae.- Pentaphragmataceae.- Phellinaceae.- Rousseaceae.- Stylidiaceae.- Index of Scientific Names.

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