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Bromeliaceae : Profile of an Adaptive Radiation

Author: David H BenzingB BennettG BrownM DimmittH LutherAll authors
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book, first published in 2000, presents a synthesis of the extensive information available on the biology of Bromeliacea, a largely neotropical family of about 2700 described species. Reproductive and vegetative structure and related physiology, ecology and evolution are emphasized, rather than floristics and taxonomy. Guiding questions include: why is this family inordinately successful in arboreal (epiphytic)  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David H Benzing; B Bennett; G Brown; M Dimmitt; H Luther; I Ramirez; R Terry; W Till; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 9780511565175 0511565178 0521430313 9780521430319
OCLC Number: 668203535
Description: 1 online resource (708 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction / D.H. Benzing --
2. Vegetative structure / D.H. Benzing --
3. Reproductive structure / D.H. Benzing --
4. Carbon and water balance / D.H. Benzing --
5. Mineral nutrition / D.H. Benzing --
6. Reproduction and life history / D.H. Benzing, H. Luther and B. Bennett --
7. Ecology / D.H. Benzing --
8. Relationships with fauna / D.H. Benzing --
9. History and evolution / D.H. Benzing, G. Brown and R. Terry --
10. Neoregelia subgenus Hylaeaicum / I. Ramirez --
11. Cryptanthus / I. Ramirez --
12. Tillandsioideae / W. Till --
13. Tillandsia and Racinaea / W. Till --
14. Ethnobotany of Bromeliaceae / B. Bennett --
15. Endangered Bromeliaceae / M. Dimmitt.
Other Titles: Cambridge books online.
Responsibility: David H. Benzing, With contributions by B. Bennett, G. Brown, M. Dimmitt, H. Luther, I. Ramirez, R. Terry, W. Till.
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A synthesis of bromeliad biology, first published in 2000, which focuses on reproductive and vegetative structure and related physiology, ecology and evolution to help explain why members of this  Read more...


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