Gunneraceae


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Gunneraceae

[‚gən·ə′rās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of dicotyledonous terrestrial herbs in the order Haloragales, distinguished by two to four styles, a unilocular bitegmic ovule, large inflorescences with no petals, and drupaceous fruit.
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1993), sister to either the Gunneraceae and the Dilleniaceae, the ranunculids or Ceratophyllum (Soltis et al.
origins of the Gunneraceae and its phylogenetic relationship to
features with Gunneraceae, but most of these features are widespread and
1993c), thus of a more derived form than in Gunneraceae.
The same consistent suite of fertile characters that so well designates the monogeneric Gunneraceae has offered little evidence for direct comparison with other taxa.
For this reason we support placement of Gunneraceae in the order Saxifragales (as recognized by Takhtajan, 1983, 1997).
Alveolarity within Gunneraceae is distinctive in this character because prominent or impressed veins include the penultimate vein order present (e.
Gunneraceae, formerly often placed with Haloragaceae and Myrtales, came Out as sister of Myrothamnaceae in a combined morphological and molecular analysis by Drinnan et al.
Protandry was found mainly among members of Asteraceae, Campanulaceae, and Gunneraceae, with protogyny among the genera Drimys, Eryngium, Loctoris, Myrceugenia, and Plantago.
rubrum Ericaceae Pernettya Euphorbiaceae Dysopsis Fabaceae Sophora Flacourtiaceae Azara Gunneraceae Gunnera Haloragaceae Haloragis Lamiaceae Cuminia (k) Lactoridaceae Lactoris (k) Loranthaceae Notanthera N.
Heathcote (1978) and, with reservations, Stebbins (1974) placed the Theligonaceae under the order Haloragales (along with Haloragaceae, Gunneraceae, and Hippuridaceae).