While it is a name that will be included in reference books about Liquidambar styraciflua of the Family Hamamelidaceae
, the note that this name is potentially misleading as well as botanically incorrect will also likely be included.
Family Scientific Name Caesalpiniaceae Cercis canadenses Cornaceae Cornus amomum Cornaceae Cornus florida Cornaceae Cornus racemosa Cornaceae Nyssa sylvatica Fagaceae Quercus alba Fagaceae Quercus imbricaria Fagaceae Quercus macrocarpa Fagaceae Quercus michauxii Fagaceae Quercus palustres Hamamelidaceae
Liquidambar styraciflua Juglandaceae Carya illinoinensis Juglandaceae Juglans nigra Lauraceae Lindera benzoin Oleaceae Fraxinus pennsylvanica Plantanaceae Plantanus occidentales Rosaceae Crataegus phaenopyruin Rosaceae Physocarpus opulifoius Rubiaceae Cephalanthus occidentales Family Common Name Inds.
Word Ways is a treasure trove of logologically-talented words, words such as HORSESHOER in which the letters of the first half of the word are repeated in the second half in a different order; the 5-letter IOUEA (WW May 1993), the only word made exclusively of one each of the five main vowels; and HAMAMELIDACEAE
, seemingly the longest word made from first half of the alphabet letters.
, many Rosaceae) are a commonly encountered phenomenon in the woods of many woody angiosperms.
and NONSUPPORTS are also entered in Chris Cole's excellent Word Play: A Curious Dictionary of Language Oddities.
To encompass the full range of leaf variation in Hamamelidaceae
The sources for characters 38 through 47 are as follows: Gunnera (Praglowski, 1970; Jarzen, 1980; Jarzen & Dettmann, 1989), Proserpinaca (Praglowski, 1970); Ascarina (Walker & Walker, 1984), Aucuba (Chao, 1954), Griselinia (Heusser, 1971) Cercidiphyllum, Trochodendrales, Hamamelidaceae
(Zavada & Dilcher, 1986; Hufford & Crane, 1989; Endress, 1993a, 1993b, 1993c); Platanus (Kubitzki, 1993a); Lopezia (Patel et al.
1) a family description of the Hamamelidaceae
and (2) the ways in which
The combination of such a unique feature and the exclusive occurrence of these genera in the Southern Hemisphere (Australia, Madagascar, and Africa), in contrast to all other Hamamelidaceae
, indicate that they represent a monophyletic group, which was separated from the northern rest of the family sometime in the Cretaceous and deserve to be recognized as a taxon (Endress, 1989b).