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Diversity and Evolutionary Biology of Tropical Flowers

Diversity and Evolutionary Biology of Tropical Flowers

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Part of Cambridge Tropical Biology Series

  • Date Published: August 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521565103

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  • The first part of the volume deals with general structural and biological features of flowers and shows facets of their diversity. The second part focuses on the flowers of selected tropical plants and emphasizes their structural and biological idiosyncrasies and evolutionary features. The author also outlines new trends in the study of floral evolution and the role of flowers in the study of flowering plant phylogeny.

    • The first book to provide comprehensive information on the structure, biology and evolution of tropical flowers
    • Generously illustrated with diagrams of flowers and floral parts, plus numerous electron micrographs of developmental and floral parts
    • Includes references to a broad range of up-to-date literature
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...provides a wealth of information that will prove to be of great value to all persons interested in plant systematics, phylogeny, structure-function relationships, and ecology...will undoubtedly prove to be an indispensable and widely cited reference work for all professional botanists well into the future." William C. Dickison, Taxon

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521565103
    • length: 528 pages
    • dimensions: 232 x 152 x 34 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 140 b/w illus. 5 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Floral organisation (bauplan, groundplan)
    3. Floral construction (architecture, gestalt)
    4. Floral adaptations to different pollinators (floral styles)
    5. Special differentiations associated with pollinator attraction
    6. Special differentiations associated with the breeding system
    7. The process of anthesis
    8. Floral structure: biology of selected systematic groups in the tropics
    9. Aspects of flower evolution
    10. Prospects

  • Author

    Peter K. Endress, Universität Zürich

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