Book ID: 103652
Kubitzki, Klaus (Ed.)
The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants: Vol. 11: Flowering Plants: Eudicots: Malpighiales. 2013. 73 illus. X, 331 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
Volume presents systematic treatments for the families and genera ofthe Malpighiales, which more recently have been recognised as a newmajor group of the eudicots. Apart from several herbaceous lineages(already treated in Vol. IX of this series), the order consists mainlyof rainforest trees, particularly those of the understorey. In thisvolume, 24 families with 429 genera comprising over 12,000 species aretreated. 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 evenrelictual. The revised classification includes a complete inventory ofthe genera belonging to the families treated in this volume, alongwith their diagnostic features and keys for their identification.References to the latest taxonomic literature and links to manydifferent disciplines important to modern plant systematics make thevolume a valuable source of information on the manifold aspects ofplant diversity.