The subfamilial and tribal classification of the family Asclepiadaceae

@article{Swarupanandan1996TheSA,
  title={The subfamilial and tribal classification of the family Asclepiadaceae},
  author={K. Swarupanandan and Jose K. Mangaly and T. K. Sonny and K. Kishorekumar and Sk Chand Basha},
  journal={Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society},
  year={1996},
  volume={120},
  pages={327-369}
}
Abstract A modified classification of the family Asclepiadaceae R. Br. s.s . into three tribes — Secamoneae, Asclepiadeae s.l . and Stapelieae s.l . — is proposed. The position of attachment of the caudicles to the pollinia is suggested as a criterion for defining the erect and pendulous stature of the pollinaria. The concept of the transverse stature of pollinaria has been abandoned. In addition to the stature of the pollinaria, the morphology of the anther sacs (whether or not embedded in the… 
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