cotyledon number request
Finn N. Rasmussen
FINNR at BOT.KU.DK
Mon Nov 27 09:29:59 CST 2000
Una Smith wrote:
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.
<dicot table deleted>
Of 109 monocot families, 28 are unknown, 11 are inappliable, and
70 are coded for cotyledon number:
Note that a family can have more than one number of cotyledons.
It seems to have escaped Watson and Dallwitz that in the largest monocot
family (Orchidaceae, about 1/3 of the monocots) there are no cotyledons at
Finn N Rasmussen, Copenhagen.
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