The enigmatic origins of the dominant flowering plant groups are reviewed in this book.
Table of Contents
Preface; Part I. The Setting of the Problem: 1. Outline history of investigations; 2. Current contributions on origin; 3. Challenges to customary procedures; 4. Working principles; 5. Stratigraphic framework; 6. General Mesozoic palynologic evidence; 7. Integration of Mesozoic floras and faunas; Part II. The Evidence for Cretaceous Origin: 8. Mesozoic megafossils; 9. English Barremian monosulcate pollen; 10. First convincing angiospermous fossils; 11. Cretaceous angiosperm consolidation; Part III. Consequences and Conclusions: 12. Cenozoic angiosperm radiation; 13. Research unattained but possible; 14. Principles, time and choice; 15. General biological conclusions; Glossary; References; Index.
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