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Phylogeny and classification of the orchid family

Author: Robert L Dressler
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A valuable contribution to the on-going discussions on evolution within the Orchid family.

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Genre/Form: Classification
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Dressler
ISBN: 0521450586 9780521450584
OCLC Number: 28335930
Description: 314 pages, [16] pages of plates
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Structure and other evidence of relationship; 3. Orchid phylogeny; 4. Orchids with two or three fertile anthers; 5. Primitive orchids with a single fertile anther; 6. Lady's tresses and relatives, the subfamily Spiranthoideae; 7. Orchis and its allies, the subfamily Orchidoideae; 8. The advanced Epidendroideae, general discussion and phylogeny; 9. The cormous or cymbidioid phylad; 10. The reed-stem or epidendroid phylad; 11. Misfits, parallelisms, and miscellaneous problems; 12. Classification and phylogenetic analysis; Glossary; Appendices; Literature cited; Index.
Responsibility: Robert L. Dressler.

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'One may agree or disagree with the classification put forward in Dressler's new book, but everyone interested in orchids must have it.' Trends in Ecology and Evolution

 
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