The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants


"The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants" from Charles Darwin. English naturalist and geologist (1809-1882).
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"The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants" from Charles Darwin. English naturalist and geologist (1809-1882).
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  • ISBN-13: 9781140437802
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter I. Twining Plants 1
Introductory remarks
Description of the twining of the Hop
Torsion of the stems
Nature of the revolving movement and manner of ascent
Stems not irritable
Rate of revolution in various plants
Thickness of the support round which plants can twine
Species which revolve in an anomalous manner
Chapter II. Leaf-Climbers 45
Plants which climb by the aid of spontaneously revolving and sensitive petioles
Maurandia, flower-peduncles moving spontaneously and sensitive to a touch
Lophospermum, internodes sensitive
Solanum, thickening of the clasped petioles
Plants which climb by the aid of their produced midribs
Summary on leaf-climbers
Chapter III. Tendril-Bearers 84
Nature of tendrils
Bignonjaceae, various species of, and their different modes of climbing
Tendrils which avoid the light, and creep into crevices
Development of adhesive discs
Excellent adaptations for seizing different kinds of supports
Coboea scandens. much branched and hooked tendrils, their manner of action
Smilax aspera, its inefficient tendrils
Corydalis claviculata, its state intermediate between that of a leaf-climber and a tendril-bearer
Chapter IV. Tendril-Bearers--continued 127
Homologous nature of the tendrils
Echinocystis lobata, remarkable movements of the tendrils to avoid seizing the terminal shoot
Tendrils not excited by contact with other tendrils or by drops of water
Undulatory movement of the extremity of the tendril
Hanburya, adherent discs
Gradation between the flower-peduncles and tendrils of the vine
Tendrils of the Virginian Creeper turn from the light, and after contact develop adhesive discs
Passiflora gracilis
Rapid revolving movement and sensitiveness of the tendrils
Not sensitive to the contact of other tendrils or of drops of water
Spiral contraction of tendrils
Summary on the nature and action of tendrils
Chapter V. Hook and Root-Climbers.--Concluding Remarrs 183
Plants climbing by the aid of hooks, or merely scrambling over other plants
Root-climbers, adhesive matter secreted by the rootlets
General conclusions with respect to climbing plants, and the stages of their development
Index 207
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