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The Resource Diversity and evolutionary biology of tropical flowers, Peter K. Endress ; drawings by Brigita Steiner-Gafner and Peter K. Endress

Diversity and evolutionary biology of tropical flowers, Peter K. Endress ; drawings by Brigita Steiner-Gafner and Peter K. Endress

Label
Diversity and evolutionary biology of tropical flowers
Title
Diversity and evolutionary biology of tropical flowers
Statement of responsibility
Peter K. Endress ; drawings by Brigita Steiner-Gafner and Peter K. Endress
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The study of flowers provides a unique insight into the biology and evolution of flowering plants as a whole. The comparative study of flowers began in temperate regions and as a consequence most books on flowers are concerned with temperate plants. In contrast, this volume concentrates on tropical flowers which, while sharing many of the features seen in flowers of temperate plants, exhibit phenomena which are purely tropical." "The author compares tropical flowers at different levels, such as structure, development and reproductive biology to provide a comprehensive synthesis from which emerges an indication of major evolutionary trends. The first part of the volume deals with general structural and biological features of flowers and shows facets of their diversity. The second part focuses on the flowers of selected important families and orders of plants and emphasizes their structural and biological idiosyncrasies and evolutionary features. New trends in the study of floral evolution and the role of flowers in the study of flowering plant phylogeny are also outlined." "This book will be of interest to all those concerned with botany, tropical biology and plant systematics, who will find in it a wealth of valuable information."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Endress, Peter K
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge tropical biology series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flowers
  • Tropical plants
  • Plants
Label
Diversity and evolutionary biology of tropical flowers, Peter K. Endress ; drawings by Brigita Steiner-Gafner and Peter K. Endress
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-463) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Floral organization (bauplan, groundplan) -- 3. Floral construction (architecture, gestalt) -- 4. Floral adaptation to different pollinators (mode, style) -- 5. Special differentiations associated with pollinator attraction -- 6. Special differentiations associated with the breeding system -- 7. The process of anthesis -- 8. Floral diversity and evolution of selected systematic groups in the tropics -- 9. Salient aspects of flower evolution -- 10. Prospects -- Taxonomic index (plants and animals)
Control code
28421907
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 511 pages
Isbn
9780521420884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1609263
Label
Diversity and evolutionary biology of tropical flowers, Peter K. Endress ; drawings by Brigita Steiner-Gafner and Peter K. Endress
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-463) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Floral organization (bauplan, groundplan) -- 3. Floral construction (architecture, gestalt) -- 4. Floral adaptation to different pollinators (mode, style) -- 5. Special differentiations associated with pollinator attraction -- 6. Special differentiations associated with the breeding system -- 7. The process of anthesis -- 8. Floral diversity and evolution of selected systematic groups in the tropics -- 9. Salient aspects of flower evolution -- 10. Prospects -- Taxonomic index (plants and animals)
Control code
28421907
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 511 pages
Isbn
9780521420884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1609263

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