J Syst Evol ›› 2003, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (2): 199-208.

• Research Articles • Previous Articles    

Phylogeny and the “polyphyletic-polychronic-polytopic” system of classification of angiosperms— A response to Fu De-Zhi

TANG Yan- Cheng, LU An-Ming   

  • Published:2003-03-10

Abstract: The historical development of the concepts of genealogy, phylogeny, mo nophyly and polyphyly is briefly reviewed. The different implications of the tw o most controversial terms in taxonomic and evolutionary literature, “monophyly " and “polyphyly", are