| Authors||Helena Duistermaat, M.M.J. van Balgooy, P.C. van Welzen, H.-J. Esser, David Middleton, Frits Adema, J.F. Veldkamp|
|Journal||Blumea - Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants|
|Abstract||The International Conference ‘Compositae: Systematics, Biology, Utilization’ held in 1994 inspired the authors, on the suggestion of Dr. K. Ferguson, to publish a book accommodating more general systematic papers on Asteraceae, resulting in the present work. It contains seventeen chapters [in English, French (1), and Spanish (1)], including the Introduction by C. Jeffrey, and is provided with a taxonomic index. Following the Introduction, Jeffrey gives a review of the developments in Asteraceae systematics during the last 20 years, since the conference of 1975. I agree with him that improvements are possible in the use of cladistic analysis in taxonomy, but it seems to me that his review is a bit too negative in this respect.|
Advances in Compositae Systematics presents studies at many different taxonomical levels, from macromorphology to molecular systematics and chemistry. The sequence of the chapters seems rather arbitrary; however, starting with a paper dealing with the origin of the Asteraceae seems very logical. In this chapter DeVore & Stuessy argue that the Asteraceae originated in late Eocene on the South America-Antarctica-Australia supercontinent. The Calyceraceae and Goodeniaceae would be families most closely related to the Asteraceae. DeVore & Stuessy used information on (pollen) morphology, present distribution, fossil records, and geology to reach their conclusions.
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