Lamales Introduction and Conspectus

Lam ales as presented here are a well-supported clade of the Lamiids Bremer et al. 2002 found in all major, recent molecular studies of the Asterids APG II 2003 see also Wagenitz 1992 . The Lamiids, comprising approximately 23,600 species in 1140 genera, are herbaceous or less commonly woody plants with often opposite leaves. The flowers are sympetalous and mostly 5-merous, often representing zygomorphic lip flowers with a showy corolla and with a single whorl of stamens the five stamens often...

Volume Editor JW Kadereit

Klaus Kubitzki Universit t Hamburg Biozentrum Klein-Flottbek und Botanischer Garten Ohnhorststra e 18 22609 Hamburg Germany Johannes Gutenberg-Universit t Mainz Institut f r Spezielle Botanik und Botanischer Garten ISBN 3-540-40593-3 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Flowering plants, dicotyledons Lam ales except Acanthaceae including Avicenniaceae volume editor, J.W. Kadereit. p. cm. - The families and genera of vascular...