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

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K. Kubitzki
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 416 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Principles and Concepts in the Classification
1
Delimitation of the Major Taxa of the Higher
13
Some Aspects of the Classification and Evolution
20
Some Problems Associated With Character Correlations
33
A H GOMEs C M R GOTTLIEB O R MARX M C
52
Quantitative Studies of Interrelationships Amongst
77
Classification Above the Genus as Exemplified
97
The Anatomy of Secondary Xylem and the Classifica
110
Some Aspects of Beetle Pollination in the Evolu
211
New Ideas About the Early Differentiation
227
Phyllocladus and Its Bearing on the Systematics of Coni
235
A Commentary on a Diagrammatic Presentation of
252
The Treatment of the Monocotyledons in an Evolutionary
285
Some Realignments in the Angiospermae
299
Evolutionary Trends in the HamamelidalesFagales
320
Urticales Their Differentiation and Systematic Position
349

Ovular Morphology and the Classification of Dico
123
Seed Characters in and Affinities Among the Saxi
141
Transmission Electron Microscopy and Systematics
154
On the Taxonomic Significance of Secondary Meta
179
Cyanogenic Compounds as Systematic Markers
191
New Aspects of the Systematics of Asteridae
375
Summary Lecture
396
Index to Plant Taxa
406
Subject Index
414
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