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The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. Volume III. Flowering Plants Monocotyledons Lilianae (Except Orchidaceae)
Calcium Oxalate Crystals in Monocotyledons: A Review of their Structure and Systematics
New data on the occurrence of three main types of calcium oxalate crystal occur in monocotyledons: raphides, styloids and druses, although intermediates are sometimes recorded.
Systematics and biology of silica bodies in monocotyledons
The distribution and diversity of opaline silica bodies in monocotyledons in a phylogenetic framework is described, together with a review of techniques used for their examination, and the ecology, function and economic applications of these cell inclusions are described.
Phylogenetics of Dioscoreales based on combined analyses of morphological and molecular data
The combined analysis corroborates a narrow circumscription of Dioscoreales, which includes Burmanniaceae and Thismiaceae in the order, and also indicates that Nartheciaceae are closely related.
Microsporogenesis in Monocotyledons
This paper critically reviews the distribution of microsporogenesis types in relation to recent concepts in monocot systematics and notes that simultaneous microsporaogenesis is of phylogenetic significance within some of these groups, for example, Asparagales, Dioscoreales and Poales.
Evolutionary History of Poales
▪ Abstract The predominantly wind-pollinated order Poales includes about one third of all monocot (Angiosperm) species, with c. 20,000 species dominating modern savanna and steppe vegetation. Recent…
Pollen aperture evolution--a crucial factor for eudicot success?
Roles of synorganisation, zygomorphy and heterotopy in floral evolution: the gynostemium and labellum of orchids and other lilioid monocots
Comparisons to Corsia and Pauridia indicate that there are at least two key genes or sets of genes controlling adnation, adaxial stamen suppression and labellum development in lilioid monocots; at least one is responsible for stamen adnation to the style (i.e. gynostemium formation), and another controls adaxia stamens suppression and adaxianlabellum formation in orchids.
Phylogenetics of Asphodelaceae (Asparagales): An Analysis of Plastid rbcL and trnL-F DNA Sequences
Phylogenetic relationships of Asphodelaceae were investigated by parsimony analysis of 57 monocotrbcL nucleotide sequences, including 17 genera that have at some time been assigned to the family, finding characters that have been used to separate Alooideae as a distinct group are found in at least some members of Asaphodeloideae.
Yams reclassified: a recircumscription of Dioscoreaceae and Dioscoreales
Dioscoreaceae now contain four distinct genera, Dioscorea, Stenomeris, Tacca (previously in Taccaceae), and Trichopus, and the Malagasy endemic Avetra sempervirens is here reclassified as a second species of this genus.