monocot diversity

Lenore Durkee durkeel at AC.GRIN.EDU
Thu Apr 24 10:29:30 EST 1997

The impression one gets from monocots is that they not only represent less
than a fourth of the known angiosperm species, but also are a fairly
uniform group compared to the dicots.  Texts allude to this, but I find
little discussion of why this should be true. Any ideas out there or
possible suggestions for further reading? Thank you.--Lenore

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