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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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"This revised and extended second edition of Identification of tropical woody plants is a concise representation of woody taxa based upon their vegetative characters." "The book has been revised after additional tests in the field, and the nomenclature has been updated according to recent molecular studies in taxonomy. Representative examples of many families are shown on color plates and additional families are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Field guides
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Material Type: Internet resource
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.
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