Plant Form: An Illustrated Guide to Flowering Plant Morphology / Edition 2

Plant Form: An Illustrated Guide to Flowering Plant Morphology / Edition 2

by Adrian D. Bell, Alan Bryan
     
 

ISBN-10: 088192850X

ISBN-13: 9780881928501

Pub. Date: 09/03/2008

Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated

The diverse external shapes and structures that make up flowering plants can be bewildering and even daunting, as can the terminology used to describe them. An understanding of plant form-plant morphology-is essential to appreciating the wonders of the plant world and to the study of botany and horticulture at every level. In this ingeniously designed volume, the

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The diverse external shapes and structures that make up flowering plants can be bewildering and even daunting, as can the terminology used to describe them. An understanding of plant form-plant morphology-is essential to appreciating the wonders of the plant world and to the study of botany and horticulture at every level. In this ingeniously designed volume, the complex subject becomes both accessible and manageable. The first part of the book describes and clearly illustrates the major plant structures that can be seen with the naked eye or a hand lens: leaf, root, stem, reproductive organs, and seedlings; special sections focus on vegetative propagation, and the morphology of grasses, orchids, and cacti. However, plants are dynamic organisms, constantly growing, changing, and becoming more elaborate, and understanding the development of a plant or plant part is as important as describing its final form. Part II focuses on how plants grow: bud development, the growth of reproductive organs, leaf arrangement, branching patterns, and the accumulation and loss of structures. This classic book, now revised and expanded to include the latest information on plant morphology, more than 1000 exquisite line drawings including 119 that are new to this edition, and nearly twice as many photographs as the previous edition, is remarkable for its user-friendly organization, high-quality illustrations, and extensive cross-referencing. Aimed at students of botany and horticulture, enthusiastic gardeners and amateur naturalists, it functions as an illustrated dictionary, a basic course in plant morphology, and an intriguing and enlightening book to dip into.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881928501
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/03/2008
Edition description:
New
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
739,842
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Pt. I Morphological Description

Leaf Morphology

Root Morphology

Stem Morphology

Reproductive Morphology

Seedling Morphology

Vegetative Multiplication

Grass Morphology

Orchid Morphology

Misfits

Pt. II Constructional Organization

Meristem Position

Meristem Potential

Time of Meristem Activity

Meristem Disruption

Plant Branch Construction

References

Index

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