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Identification of tropical woody plants in the absence of flowers : a field guide

Author: Roland Keller
Publisher: Basel ; Boston : Birkhauser Verlag, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Presents an identification system, using morphological and macroanatomical features which are easily observable, permanent, and which provide a great deal of taxonomic information. This book provides  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Keller
ISBN: 376436453X 9783764364533
OCLC Number: 53840364
Description: xii, 294, [36] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introductory remarks.- I: Key and glossary.- Key.- Glossary, notes and illustrations.- 1. Geographical distribution.- 2. Outer bark and lenticels.- 3. Macroanatomy I: inner bark, rays and exudates.- 4. Macroanatomy II: internal phloem, wood and pith.- 5. Climbing systems.- 6. Unit of extension, monopodium and sympodium.- 7. Architectural models (trunk monopodial).- 8. Architectural models (trunk sympodial).- 9. Phyllotaxy and torsion.- 10. Heterophylly.- 11. Shape of stems.- 12. Axillary buds and prophylls.- 13. Stipules and interpetiolar ridge.- 14. Leaf: blade and rachis.- 15. Leaf: petiole and petiolule.- 16. Leaf folding and aestivation.- 17. Venation I.- 18. Venation II.- 19. Glands and translucent dots.- 20. Epidermal structures of leaves.- 21. Key to architectural models.- II: The principal families of tropical woody Dicotyledons illustrated by means of their vegetative characters.- A classification of the families identified by the key.- 1. Arecaceae.- 2. Hernandiaceae, Illiciaceae, Canellaceae, Lauraceae.- 3. Monimiaceae, Annonaceae.- 4. Magnoliaceae, Myristicaceae, Piperaceae, Chloranthaceae.- 5. Menispermaceae, Aristolochiaceae, Meliosmaceae, Lardizabalaceae, Clematis.- 6. Proteaceae, Dilleniaceae, Polygonaceae.- 7. Nyctaginaceae, Phytolaccaceae, Olacaceae, Opiliaceae, Loranthaceae.- 8. Hamamelidaceae, Fagaceae, Zygophyllaceae, Staphylaceae, Melianthaceae, Greyiaceae, Rosaceae, Eryobotrya.- 9. Ulmaceae, Urticaceae, Moraceae.- 10. Rhamnaceae, Vitaceae, Leeaceae.- 11. Theaceae, Actinidaceae, Marcgraviaceae, Pellicieraceae, Bonnetiaceae, Myrsinaceae, Theophrastaceae.- 12. Ericaceae, Cyrillaceae, Ebenaceae, Sapotaceae.- 13. Lecythidaceae, Combretaceae, Myrtaceae.- 14. Lythraceae, Vochysiaceae, Melastomataceae.- 15. Clusiaceae, Ochnaceae, Quiinaceae.- 16. Flacourtiaceae, Capparaceae, Passifloraceae.- 17. Violaceae, Pangium, Bixaceae, Tetramelaceae, Caricaceae.- 18. Dipterocarpaceae, Elaeocarpaceae, Malvaceae s.l..- 19. Euphorbiaceae, Putranjivaceae.- 20. Leguminosae.- 21. Chrysobalanaceae, Prunus, Oxalidaceae, Connaraceae.- 22. Celastraceae, Irvingiaceae, Humiriaceae, Linaceae, Erythroxylaceae.- 23. Sapindaceae, Meliaceae, Simaroubaceae.- 24. Anacardiaceae, Burseraceae, Rutaceae.- 25. Thymeleaceae, Dichapetalaceae, Malpighiaceae.- 26. Polygalaceae, Xanthophyllaceae, Brunelliaceae, Cunoniaceae, Rhizophoraceae.- 27. Pittosporaceae, Aquifoliaceae, Araliaceae, Cornaceae, Alangiaceae, Anisophylleaceae.- 28. Icacinaceae, Asteraceae.- 29. Convolvulaceae, Boraginaceae, Solanaceae.- 30. Bignoniaceae, Oleaceae, Verbenaceae, Acanthaceae.- 31. Loganiaceae, Gentianaceae, Apocynaceae.- 32. Rubiaceae.- Index of the genera and families.- Captions to photos.
Responsibility: Roland Keller.
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