Flowering Plants. Eudicots: Santalales, Balanophorales by Job KuijtFlowering Plants. Eudicots: Santalales, Balanophorales by Job Kuijt

Flowering Plants. Eudicots: Santalales, Balanophorales

byJob Kuijt, Bertel Hansen (deceased)

Hardcover | November 18, 2014

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In the present volume taxonomic treatments including descriptions of and keys to the families and genera for the orders Santalales and Balanophorales are offered, the former group here comprising 12 families with 162 genera and about 2100 species, and the latter with the single family Balanophoraceae composed of 16 genera and about 42 species. The contentious family classification of Santalales has been thoroughly revised against the background of previous classifications as well as available structural and molecular evidence, and also the classification of Balanophoraceae has been carefully updated.

Santalales are predominantly hemiparasites connected with either the branches or the roots of other green land plants, whereas Balanophoraceae are holoparasites that form terrestrial tubers attached to the roots of woody hosts. In both orders, parasitism has led to considerable reductions of the vegetative and reproductive organs and detailed descriptions are given on the initiation of ramal and terrestrial parasitism in Santalales and the haustorial connection and tissue continuity between host and parasite in both groups. The dramatic reduction of the vegetative body in Balanophoraceae, which may lack all vegetative organs typically found in green land plants, has promoted studies in the field of developmental morphology. Thus, the volume not only provides an overview of the diversity of the plant groups treated therein, but also points to the interesting biological peculiarities that have evolved in connection with their singular lifestyle.

Title:Flowering Plants. Eudicots: Santalales, BalanophoralesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:213 pagesPublished:November 18, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319092952

ISBN - 13:9783319092959

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Table of Contents

Santalales

Historical Survey

Morphology and Anatomy

Stem

Leaf

Roots-See section on Parasitism

Inflorescences

Flowers

Pollen, Including Fossil Pollen

Chromosome Numbers and Embryology

Fruits, Seeds and Seedlings

Germination

Biological and Structural Aspects of Parasitism

Recognition of Parasitism in Santalales

Haustoria in Santalales

Tissue Continuity with the Host

Uptake of Water and Nutrients from the Host

Epicortical Roots

Vegetative Reproduction in Santalales

Host Preferences

Hyperparasitism

Amphiphagy?

Facultative Parasitism?

Semi- vs. Holoparasitism

Chemosystematics (by K. Kubitzki)

Santalales in Human Affairs and Conservation

Family Classification

Summary of Changes

Santalalean Families as Presently Accepted

Sequence of Families

A Note on the Term "Mistletoe"

Key to the Families of Santalales

Aptandraceae

Coulaceae

Eremolepidaceae

Loranthaceae

Genera of the New World

Genera of Africa and Madagascar

Genera of Australia and New Zealand

Genera of Eurasia

Misodendraceae

Octoknemaceae

Olacaceae

Opiliaceae

Santalaceae

Schoepfiaceae

Viscaceae

Ximeniaceae

Balanophorales

Balanophoraceae

 Glossary

Index