Taxonomy and classification

Vincent S.F.T. Merckx*, John V. Freudenstein, Jonathan Kissling, Maarten J.M. Christenhusz, Raymond E. Stotler, Barbara Crandall-Stotler, Norman Wickett, Paula J. Rudall, Hiltje Maas-Van De Kamer, Paul J.M. Maas

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Abstract

This chapter provides a description of all plant families and genera that include putative fully mycoheterotrophic species, excluding initial and partial mycoheterotrophs. The overview covers a total of 17 families, 101 genera, and ca. 880 species. For each family and genus (except for Orchidaceae) a short morphological description is provided followed by notes on taxonomy, distribution, evolution, and ecology. For most genera a line drawing of a representative species is provided. Included families are: Aneuraceae, Burmanniaceae, Corsiaceae, Ericaceae, Gentianaceae, Gleicheniaceae, Iridaceae, Lycopodiaceae, Ophioglossaceae, Orchidaceae, Petrosaviaceae, Podocarpaceae, Polygalaceae, Psilotaceae, Schizaeaceae, Thismiaceae, and Triuridaceae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMycoheterotrophy
Subtitle of host publicationThe Biology of Plants Living on Fungi
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages19-101
Number of pages83
Volume9781461452096
ISBN (Electronic)9781461452096
ISBN (Print)1461452082, 9781461452089
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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