Plant Systematics is a comprehensive and beautifully illustrated text, covering the most up-to-date and essential paradigms, concepts, and terms required for a basic understanding of plant systematics.
This book contains numerous cladograms that illustrate the evolutionary relationships of major plant groups, with an emphasis on the adaptive significance of major evolutionary novelties. It provides descriptions and classifications of major groups of angiosperms, including over 90 flowering plant families; a comprehensive glossary of plant morphological terms, as well as appendices on botanical illustration and plant descriptions. Pedagogy includes review questions, exercises, and references that complement each chapter.
This text is ideal for graduate and undergraduate students in botany, plant taxonomy, plant systematics, plant pathology, ecology as well as faculty and researchers in any of the plant sciences.
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Superb illustrations and explanations help readers classify and study plant features and plant familiesFrom the Back Cover:
Plant Systematics contains the essential paradigms, concepts, and terms required for a basic understanding of plant systematics. The text introduces readers to the morphology, evolution, and classification of land plants by presenting basic information in understandable terminology. Chapters cover systematic methodology, evolution and classification of plants, evidence and descriptive terminology, and resources in plant systematics. They contain numerous color photos of features and specific groups of plants, many of which are of dissected material carefully labelled to show salient features of the plant. Review questions and exercises complement each chapter.
This book is appropriate for researchers, students, and professionals in plant systematics, plant taxonomy/floristics, plant diversity, plant morphology, botany, and related disciplines.
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