Three new vascular plant families

Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Mon Jan 7 10:11:48 CST 2002

At 08:58 AM 1/7/02 -0700, you wrote:
>I was told over the weekend that three new vascular plant families have
>been described recently - within the last 10 years was my impression -
>and was asked what they were.  I do not know - can anyone help?  I know
>- this is a little vague because so many new families are simply
>promotions or changed segregations. Does any one know of new families
>based on newly recognized genera? They would seem to be the only ones
>that might be new  in the sense of Andy's source.

Ticodendraceae Gomez-Laurito & Gomez Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78-87 (1991)
is surely one.  And I think there is a 5-merous monocot?

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

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