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A Manual for the Identification of Plant Seeds and Fruits

Field / Identification GuideHandbook / Manual

Series: Groningen Archaeological Studies Volume: 23

By: RTJ Cappers (Author), RM Bekker (Author)

273 pages, 460 colour photos, colour tables


Paperback | Nov 2013 | #209376 | ISBN-13: 9789491431265
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NHBS Price: £37.99 $46/€43 approx

About this book

The taxonomic identification of individual seeds and fruits of wild and cultivated plants is not always straightforward. The specialist literature and botanical reference collections can be helpful, and knowing where to begin reading and comparing can save a considerable amount of time. We wrote A Manual for the Identification of Plant Seeds and Fruits to make your search easier. It describes the inflorescence(s) and infructescence(s) seen in each of a set of 19 plant families, as well as the morphology of its seeds and fruits (with special emphasis on fruit typology); the dispersal units (diaspores); and, if present, heterocarpism and seed dimorphism. A Manual for the Identification of Plant Seeds and Fruits is richly illustrated with 460 colour photos of inflorescences, infructescences, seeds, and fruits. Each entry concludes with a concise seed atlas that depicts the variation in the individual plant family's seed and fruit forms.

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