The Families of Flowering Plants: Arranged According to a New System Based on Their Probable Phylogeny - Vol. 1

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DIVISION I. ARCHICHLAMYDEAE

Order 1. MAGNOLIALES

Entirely woody group; flowers hypogynous, ♀ + ♂, rarely ♂ ♀ accompanied by reduction, acyclic to cyclic; petals usually present; stamens numerous, free or rarely connate in a mass; endosperm copious, not ruminate; embryo minute. Leaves alternate, very rarely opposite, simple, stipulate or not.--Mainly in North Temperate Regions.


1. MAGNOLIACEAE

Trees or shrubs; leaves alternate, simple; stipules large, deciduous, enclosing the young buds; flowers large, solitary, terminal or axillary, ♀ + ♂; sepals and petals often similar, in several series, imbricate; stamens numerous, hypogynous, free; anthers long, 2-celled, opening lengthwise; pollination by

Distribution of Magnoliaceae . The complete isolation of members of this family, considered in conjunction with the anatomical and floral structure, indicates that it is of very great antiquity. The family is probably the most ancient of living Dicotyledons.

insects; carpels numerous, 1-celled, spirally arranged on an often elongated axis, rarely consolidated in fruit; ovules 2 or more; fruit dry or succulent, opening by the abaxial suture; seeds large; endosperm abundant, oily; embryo very small. B.H. 1:16, partly. E.P.1 3, 2:12, partly. N. Temperate America, W. Indies, Brazil, E. Asia.--MAGNOLIA, LIRIODENDRON, MANGLIETIA, MICHELIA, TALAUMA, AROMADENDRON.

USEFUL PRODUCTS : Tulip-tree wood (Liriodendron tulipifera L.). Many handsome garden trees and shrubs.


2. WINTERACEAE

Trees or shrubs with aromatic alternate pellucid-dotted leaves; stipules absent; flowers small, mostly cymose or fasciculate, ♀ + ♂ or rarely polygamous;

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B.H. = Bentham and Hooker, Genera Plantarum. E.P. = Engler and Prantl, Pflanzenfamilien.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword vii
  • Author's Preface ix
  • Contents xiii
  • Signs and Abbreviations xiv
  • Introduction 1
  • Conspectus of Principal Living Groups Of Flowering Plants 9
  • Subphylum Dicotyledones 10
  • List of Families with Certain More or Less Constant Characters 79
  • Division I. Archichlamydeae 81
  • Division Ii. Metachlamydeae. 265
  • Glossary 311
  • Index 313
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