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Taxonomy of flowering plants

Author: C L Porter
Publisher: San Francisco, W.H. Freeman, 1959.
Series: Series of biology texts.
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Porter, C.L. (Cedric Lambert), 1905-
Taxonomy of flowering plants.
San Francisco, W.H. Freeman, 1959
(OCoLC)612968494
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C L Porter
OCLC Number: 555444
Description: 452 pages illustrations 25 cm.
Contents: Pt I. HISTORY, PRINCIPLES, AND METHODS --
Ch. 1. The aims of taxonomy --
Ch. 2. Historical summary --
The ancient Greets and Romans --
The herbalists --
The transition period --
The modern period --
Recent developments --
Ch. 3. Taxonomic literature --
Comprehensive publications --
Manuals and floras --
Popular treatments --
Treatments of special groups --
Monographic treatments --
Notes and observations --
Index, catalogue, and dictionary --
Regulations --
Ch. 4. Field and herbarium methods --
Objectives --
Field equipment ; The plant press ; The field notebook ; The vasculum ; The digger --
The herbarium ; Mounting ; The label ; Filing ; Care of specimens ; Loans ; Exchanges --
Ch. 5. Nomenclature --
The binomial systems ; The generic name ; The specific epithet --
The order --
The family ; The subfamily ; The tribe --
The authority ; The parenthetical authority --
The principles of priority --
Summary of taxa used in classification --
Infrageneric taxa --
Infraspecific taxa --
The type method --
Ch. 6. Concepts of taxa --
The concepts of the species --
The concept of the genus --
The concept of the family --
The concept of the order --
Ch. 7. The construction of use of keys --
Ch 8. Phytography and the terminology of plant description --
Roots --
Stems --
Leaves ; Leaf arrangement ; Leaf plants ; Simple and compound leaves ; Leaf margins ; Leaf venation ; Leaf shapes ; Leaf surfaces ; Modified leaves --
Inflorescences ; Dichasium ; Monochasium ; Panicle ; Raceme ; Spike ; Corymb ; Head : Umbel ; Catkin ; Spadix --
Flowers ; Sepals ; Petals ; Stamens ; Pistils ; Floral diagrams ; Numerical plan of the flower ; Alternation of parts ; Complete and incomplete flowers ; Regular and irregular flowers ; Spiral and cyclic arrangements of flower parts ; Hypogynous, perigynous, and epigynous flowers ; Six basic morphological flower types ; The androecium ; The gynoecium ; Placentation types --
Fruits --
Ovules and seeds --
Ch. 9. Angiosperms --
Phylogeny --
Criteria used in classification --
Classification of angiosperms ; Classification of monocotyledons ; Classification of dicotyledons --
pt. II. SELECTED ORDERS AND FAMILIES OF MONOCOTYLEDONS --
The calyciferae --
the coroliferae --
The Glumiflorae --
pt. III. SELECTED ORDERS AND FAMILIES OF DICOTYLEDONS --
The apetalae ; The amentifarae ; The floriferae --
The polypetalae --
The sympetalae ; The hypogynous sympetalae ; The epigynous sympetalae.
Series Title: Series of biology texts.
Responsibility: by C.L. Porter ; drawings by Evan L. Gillespie.

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