J Syst Evol ›› 1982, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (1): 1-22.

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The origin and early differentiation of the Orchidaceae

Chen Sing-Chi   

  • Published:1982-02-18

Abstract: An attempt has been made in the present paper to discourse on the orgigin and early differentiation of the Orchidaceae, based on recent information, as well as a comparative study of some significant characteristics in the most primitive genera ofthis family. Four problems are separately discussed in the following: