Plant Diversity ›› 1989, Vol. 11 ›› Issue (01): 1-3.
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Abstract Making an attempt to apply the systematic methods of cladistics to plant taxonomy, the author discusses the systematic position of the genus Craigia W. W. Smith et W. E. Evans. One tendency of cladistics appeared in recent years, i. e. it do not to emphasize ancestors and direct pedigrees, only to take cladogram as a method of classification, provides theoretical basis for this paper.
Seven genera, Craigia, Tilia, Mortoniodendron, Burretiodendron, Ma-xwellia, Sterculia and Reevesia selected from Tiliaceae and Sterculiaceae are introduced as the taxa for cladistic analysis. The cladogram shows that Craigia has closest relationship with Maxwellia which is usually placed in Sterculiaceae, but both genera are more related to the members of Tiliaceae than those of Stercu-liaceae.
Zhuge Ren. THE CLADISTIC ANALYSIS OF THE SYSTEMATIC POSITION OF CRAIGIA[J]. Plant Diversity, 1989, 11(01): 1-3.
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