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Albany pitcher plant, Cephalotus follicularisFlower of the lantern tree, Crinodendron hookeranum
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Relationships after Matthews & Endress (2002), Savolainen & al. (2000b), Soltis & al. (2000).
Containing group: Rosids


Barnes, R. W., R. S. Hill, and J. C. Bradford. 2001. The history of Cunoniaceae in Australia based on macrofossil evidence. Australian Journal of Botany 49:301-320.

Bradford, J. C. and R. W. Barnes. 2001. Phylogenetics and classification of Cunoniaceae (Oxalidales) using chloroplast DNA sequences and morphology. Systematic Botany 26:354-385.

Hufford, L. and W. C. Dickison. 1992. A phylogenetic analysis of Cunoniaceae. S ystematic Botany 17:181-200.

Matthews, M. L. and P. K. Endress. 2002. Comparative floral structure and systematics in Oxalidales (Oxalidaceae, Connaraceae, Brunelliaceae, Cephalotaceae, Cunoniaceae, Elaeocarpaceae, Tremandraceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 140:321-381.

Matthews, M. L., P. K. Endress, J. Schönenberger, and E. M. Friis. 2001. A comparison of floral structures of Anisophylleaceae and Cunoniaceae and the problem of their systematic relationship. Annals of Botany 88:439-455.

Orozco, C. I. and F. Weberling. 1999. A comparative study of inflorescences in Brunellia Ruiz & Pav. (Brunelliaceae) and related taxa. Beiträge zur Biologie der Pflanzen 71:261-279.

Qiu, Y. L., J. H. Lee, F. Bernasconi-Quadroni, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, M. Zanis, E. A. Zimmer, Z. D. Chen, V. Savolainen, and M. W. Chase. 2000. Phylogeny of basal angiosperms: Analyses of five genes from three genomes. International Journal of Plant Sciences 161:S3-S27.

Savolainen, V., M. W. Chase, S. B. Hoot, C. M. Morton, D. E. Soltis, C. Bayer, M. F. Fay, A. Y. De Bruijn, S. Sullivan, and Y. L. Qiu. 2000a. Phylogenetics of flowering plants based on combined analysis of plastid atpB and rbcL gene sequences. Systematic Biology 49:306-362.

Savolainen, V., M. F. Fay, D. C. Albach, A. Backlund, M. van der Bank, K. M. Cameron, S. A. Johnson, M. D. Lledó, J.-C. Pintaud, M. Powell, M. C. Sheahan, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, P. Weston, W. M. Whitten, K. J. Wurdack, and M. W. Chase. 2000b. Phylogeny of the eudicots: a nearly complete familial analysis based on rbcl gene sequences. Kew Bulletin 55:257-309.

Schönenberger, J., E. M. Friis, M. L. Matthews, and P. K. Endress. 2001. Cunoniaceae in the Cretaceous of Europe: evidence from fossil flowers. Annals of Botany 88:423-437.

Soltis, D. E., P. S. Soltis, M. W. Chase, M. E. Mort, D. C. Albach, M. Zanis, V. Savolainen, W. H. Hahn, S. B. Hoot, M. F. Fay, M. Axtell, S. M. Swensen, L. M. Prince, W. J. Kress, K. C. Nixon, and J. S. Farris. 2000. Angiosperm phylogeny inferred from 18S rDNA, rbcL, and atpB sequences. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 133:381-461.

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Albany pitcher plant, Cephalotus follicularis
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Albany pitcher plant, Cephalotus follicularis
Scientific Name Cephalotus follicularis
Location Native to Southwest Australia
Comments Albany pitcher plant. Specimen cultivated at the Botanical Garden Basel, Switzerland.
Acknowledgements courtesy Botanical Image Database
Copyright © 2001 University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Flower of the lantern tree, Crinodendron hookeranum
Scientific Name Crinodendron hookeranum
Comments Flower of the lantern tree (Elaeocarpaceae)
Copyright © Kurt Stüber
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