Plant Systematics: An Integrated Approach

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Science Publishers, Jan 1, 2004 - Science - 561 pages
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"The book strikes a balance between classical fundamental information and the recent developments in plant systematics. Special attention has been devoted to the information on botanical nomenclature, identification and phylogeny of angiosperms with numerous relevant examples and detailed explanation of the important nomenclatural problems. An attempt has been made to present a continuity between orthodox and contemporary identification methods by working on a common example. The methods of identification using computers have been further explored to help better online identification. The chapter on cladistic methods has been totally revised, and molecular systematics discussed in considerable detail."--Jacket.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF PLANT
10
BOTANICAL NOMENCLATURE
30
Species
36
Rejection of Names
43
Names of Cultivated Plants
50
DESCRIPTIVE TERMINOLOGY
59
PROCESS OF IDENTIFICATION
89
Alliaceae
359
Agavaceae
362
Commelinididae
364
Arecaceae
365
Commelinaceae
367
Musaceae
369
Zingiberaceae
370
Cannaceae
373

HIERARCHICAL CLASSIFICATION
120
VARIATION AND SPECIATION
129
TAXONOMIC EVIDENCE
135
TAXOMET
180
PHYLOGENETIC METHODS CLA
193
Cladistic Methodology
205
Operational evolutionary units
210
Measure of similarity
212
Evaluating consensus tree
218
Developing Classifications
222
PHYLOGENY OF ANGIOSPERMS
225
What is the age of angiosperms?
226
What is the place of their origin?
228
Angiosperms are monophyletic or polyphyletic?
230
Origin of monocotyledons
239
Basal Living Angiosperms
240
Paleoherbs
242
Evolutionary Trends
244
Basic evolutionary trends
245
Xylem evolution
246
Stamen evolution
248
Pollen grain evolution
249
CarpeJ evolution
251
TransitionalCombinational Theory
255
MAJOR SYSTEMS OF CLASSIFIC ATION
256
Engler and Prantl
260
John Hutchinson
264
Armen Takhtajan
269
Arthur Cronquist
277
RolfDahlgren
282
Robert Thome
286
Angiosperm Phylogeny Group
291
MAJOR FAMILIES OF ANGIOSP ERMS
303
Magnoliidae
305
Amborellaceae
306
Chloranthaceae
308
Austrobaileyaceae
310
Winteraceae
311
Illiciaceae
313
Magnoliaceae
315
Degeneriaceae
317
Annonaceae
319
Calycanthaceae
321
Lauraceae
323
Saururaceae
324
Piperaceae
326
Cabombaceae
328
Nymphaeaceae
329
Rafflesiaceae
331
Alismatidae
333
Acoraceae
334
Araceae
335
Butomaceae
337
Alismataceae
339
Hydrocharitaceae
341
Potamogetonaceae
343
Liliidae
344
Pandanaceae
345
Dioscoreaceae
347
Smilacaceae
349
Liliaceae
351
Orchidaceae
353
Iridaceae
355
Asphodelaceae
357
Juncaceae
374
Cyperaceae
376
Poaceae
378
Ranunculidae
381
Paeoniaceae
383
Berberidaceae
385
Ranunculaceae
387
Papaveraceae
389
Hamamelididae
391
Saxifragaceae
392
Fagaceae
394
Betulaceae
396
Casuarinaceae
398
Caryophyllidae
400
Chenopodiaceae
402
Amaranthaceae
404
Caryophyllaceae
406
Polygonaceae
408
Rosidae
410
Malvaceae
412
Grewiaceae
414
Dipterocarpaceae
416
Rosaceae
417
Ulmaceae
420
Moraceae
422
Urticaceae
424
Oxalidaceae
426
Capparaceae
428
Cleomaceae
430
Brassicaceae
432
Rutaceae
434
Meliaceae
436
Sapindaceae
438
Fabaceae
440
Myrtaceae
447
Violaceae
449
Salicaceae
450
Cucurbitaceae
453
Hypericaceae
455
Euphorbiaceae
457
Geraniaceae
460
Asteridae
462
Hydrangeaceae
463
Polemoniaceae
465
Primulaceae
467
Apiaceae
469
Asteraceae
472
Lamiidae
474
Solanaceae
475
Convolvulaceae
478
Boraginaceae
479
Rubiaceae
481
Apocynaceae
483
Plantaginaceae
486
Scrophulariaceae
488
Verbenaceae
490
Bignoniaceae
492
Acanthaceae
494
Lamiaceae
496
SYSTEMATICS ON THE WEB
499
REFERENCES
511
INDEX
531
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About the author (2004)

Dr. Gurcharan Singh, is a practicing taxonomist having worked extensively with the floristics and phytosociology of N. W. Himalayas and the general nomenclatural problems. He has nearly 35 years of experience in teaching taxonomy, ecology and environment. He presently works at Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, University of Delhi, India

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