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The Identification of Flowering Plant Families By P. H. Davis

The Identification of Flowering Plant Families
by P. H. Davis

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Intended for those with a practical interest in plant identification and wishing to understand the scientific basis of the identification procedure. The information provided enables the reader to identify all flowering plant families normally found wild or in cultivation in northern regions.
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The Identification of Flowering Plant Families: Including a Key to Those Cultivated in North Temperate Regions by P. H. Davis

Changes that have occurred over the past decade in taxonomic thinking and public attitude toward plants and wildlife in general are reflected in this completely revised and updated third edition. This informational guide is intended for anyone with a practical interest in plant identification and the desire to understand the scientific basis of the identification procedure. It enables the reader to identify all flowering plant families normally found in the wild or in cultivation (outside or under glass) in northern temperate regions. The text is self-contained, with illustrated discussions of floral structure and terminology. There are full bracketed keys (to the 272 families included) with a comprehensive section explaining their use. The Engler and Pranti system has been adopted as the basis for the recognition of families and their taxonomic sequence. Also included are a glossary and a chapter of further advice on identification.

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The Identification of Flowering Plant Families Reviews


."..guides the student firmly but gently through terminology and observations necessary to identify a plant down to family and then provide a relatively simple set of keys for its closer identification." The Quarterly Review of Biology
"From time to time taxonomists are asked to recommend a key to families of flowering plants, or a work describing plant families, which must be at once comprehensive, accurate, easy to use, in English, and of a size that is at all times manageable. This book meets all the scholarly criteria and, in addition, accommodates itself easily to either purse or pocket." Baileya

Table of Contents


Usage of terms Hypogyny, perigyny and epigyny Placentation Aestivation Examining the plant Vegetative characters Floral characters Using the keys Keys Arrangement and description of families Family Descriptions Subclass Dicotyledones Subclass Monocotyledones.

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GOR004775150
The Identification of Flowering Plant Families: Including a Key to Those Cultivated in North Temperate Regions by P. H. Davis
P. H. Davis
Used - Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1989-07-28
144
0521377072
9780521377072
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.