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AuthorsG.J.C.M. van Vliet, J. Koek-Noorman, B.J.H. ter Welle
TitleWood anatomy, classification and phylogeny of the Melastomataceae
JournalBlumea - Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants
Volume27
Year1981
Issue2
Pages463-473
ISSN0006-5196
AbstractA classification of the Melastomataceae, modified on the basis of wood anatomical evidence, is discussed. Three subfamilies (Crypteronioideae, Memecyloideae and Melastomatoideae) are recognized . Astronioideae, recognized in other classifications, are abolished and their constituent genera are classified in Memecyloideae (Pternandra) and Melastomatoideae (four genera of the tribe Astronieae). Wood anatomically Melastomataceae show affinities with a number of Myrtalean families, notably with Lythraceae, Onagraceae and Myrtaceae. The wood anatomy of ancestral ‘Protomelastomataceae’ is hypothesized and a tentative phylogeny is suggested for the extant subfamilies and tribes.
Document typearticle
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