Cotyledon number request

Una Smith una.smith at YALE.EDU
Sun Nov 26 15:32:50 CST 2000


According to Watson and Dallwitz's "Families of Flowering Plants"
(http://biodiversity.uno.edu/delta/angio/), of 473 dicot families
112 are coded unknown, 14 are coded inapplicable, and 347 are
coded for cotyledon number:

        cotyledons      families
        0               2
        1               8
        2               343
        3               10
        4               9
        5               3
        6               2
        7-9             1

Of 109 monocot families, 28 are unknown, 11 are inappliable, and
70 are coded for cotyledon number:

        cotyledons      families
        1               69
        2               3

Note that a family can have more than one number of cotyledons.


        Una Smith               una.smith at yale.edu

        Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
        Yale University
        New Haven, CT  06520-8106




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