Closing remarks: Systematics and evolution of centrospermous families

The present circumscription ofCentrospermae, including the “central position” of the closely relatedMolluginaceae-Aizoaceae-Phytolaccaceae, and the divergence of the other centrospermous families are discussed. The group appears to be monophyletic and may have been derived from “Polycarpicae” (reminiscent ofIlliciales?). Flower reduction, a trend towards… (More)