Floral structure and evolution of primitive angiosperms: Recent advances

  title={Floral structure and evolution of primitive angiosperms: Recent advances},
  author={P. K. Endress},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
  • P. K. Endress
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Plant Systematics and Evolution
  • Concepts of primitive angiosperm flowers have changed in recent years due to new studies on relic archaic groups, new paleobotanical finds and the addition of molecular biological techniques to the study of angiosperm systematics and evolution.Magnoliidae are still the hot group, but emphasis is now on small primitive flowers with few organs and also on the great lability of organ number. Of the extant groups, a potential basal position of the paleoherbs has been discussed by some authors… CONTINUE READING
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