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Parasitic Flowering Plants

By: Henning S Heide-Jorgensen

438 pages, Figs, col photos, maps

E J Brill

Hardback | Jun 2008 | #175004 | ISBN-13: 9789004167506
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NHBS Price: £137.00 $168/€154 approx

About this book

Parasitic flowering plants are strikingly impressive and beautiful and hold many surprises of both general and scientific interest. Parasites also have great influence on the quality of human life when attacking crop plants. Some parasites have since early times appealed to our imagination and have been part of religious or folkloristic events and used as gifts to royalties.

This beautifully illustrated book covers all parasitic families and most of the genera. It also discusses the establishment of the parasite, the structure and function of the nutrient absorption organ (haustorium), and how the parasites are pollinated and dispersed as well as their ecology, hosts, and evolution. The book is written in a mostly non-technical language and is provided with a glossary and explanatory boxes.

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